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SundayAt The GroveCollege Grove, Tenn.Purse: 0,000Yardage: 7,368; Par: 72Final Round Brent Grant (500), 5,000 69-65-69-69_272 Kevin Yu (300), ,500 67-68-67-71_273 Zack Fischer (163), …

Sunday
At The Grove
College Grove, Tenn.
Purse: 0,000
Yardage: 7,368; Par: 72
Final Round

Brent Grant (500), 5,000 69-65-69-69_272

Kevin Yu (300), ,500 67-68-67-71_273

Zack Fischer (163), ,375 66-69-72-67_274

Vincent Norrman (163), ,375 68-70-69-67_274

Jeremy Paul (100), ,125 68-66-70-71_275

Tom Whitney (100), ,125 65-70-69-71_275

Zecheng Dou (100), ,125 69-66-68-72_275

Mark Anderson (80), ,625 70-68-72-66_276

Robby Shelton (80), ,625 66-69-70-71_276

Sangmoon Bae (80), ,625 68-68-68-72_276

Xinjun Zhang (68), ,119 67-69-70-71_277

John VanDerLaan (68), ,119 71-65-68-73_277

Taylor Montgomery (56), ,969 72-69-70-67_278

Alex Chiarella (56), ,969 68-71-72-67_278

Will Gordon (56), ,969 66-71-70-71_278

Patrick Fishburn (56), ,969 67-68-70-73_278

Fabián Gómez (47), ,523 66-74-72-67_279

Tyson Alexander (47), ,523 70-69-72-68_279

Ben Griffin (47), ,523 70-67-73-69_279

Ben Taylor (47), ,523 70-69-69-71_279

Sam Stevens (47), ,523 68-70-68-73_279

Erik Barnes (37), ,377 70-70-70-70_280

Kevin Dougherty (37), ,377 69-69-72-70_280

Vince India (37), ,377 70-69-71-70_280

Mac Meissner (37), ,377 68-69-72-71_280

Paul Haley II (37), ,377 69-69-70-72_280

Justin Suh (30), ,573 73-66-73-69_281

Carson Young (30), ,573 67-71-73-70_281

Cody Blick (30), ,573 72-67-70-72_281

Quade Cummins (30), ,573 64-68-76-73_281

Albin Choi (30), ,573 68-69-70-74_281

MJ Daffue (21), ,463 69-72-72-69_282

Taylor Dickson (21), ,463 70-71-72-69_282

Trevor Werbylo (21), ,463 70-71-72-69_282

Marcos Montenegro (21), ,463 69-71-73-69_282

Marcelo Rozo (21), ,463 68-72-72-70_282

Michael Kim (21), ,463 70-69-72-71_282

Nicolas Echavarria (21), ,463 67-68-75-72_282

Michael Feagles (21), ,463 71-68-71-72_282

Carl Yuan (14), ,713 67-74-73-69_283

Sam Saunders (14), ,713 69-67-77-70_283

Tano Goya (14), ,713 68-73-71-71_283

Jose de Jesus Rodríguez (14), ,713 65-74-73-71_283

David Hearn (14), ,713 69-68-74-72_283

Byeong Hun An (11), ,425 70-69-75-70_284

Jimmy Stanger (11), ,425 71-70-73-70_284

Theo Humphrey (11), ,425 68-72-71-73_284

Jay Card III (9), ,300 67-71-75-72_285

Alex Weiss (9), ,300 69-72-68-76_285

Harrison Endycott (9), ,300 71-67-71-76_285

Anders Albertson (7), ,191 71-70-74-71_286

Brad Hopfinger (7), ,191 71-70-73-72_286

Julián Etulain (7), ,191 71-66-76-73_286

Alexandre Rocha (7), ,191 68-72-70-76_286

Seonghyeon Kim (6), ,128 71-70-74-72_287

Kyle Reifers (6), ,128 71-68-76-72_287

Shawn Stefani (6), ,128 67-73-73-74_287

Ryan McCormick (6), ,128 70-68-74-75_287

Nicholas Lindheim (5), ,090 72-69-70-77_288

Jason Millard (5), ,038 65-75-77-72_289

Kyle Westmoreland (5), ,038 68-73-76-72_289

Chris Baker (5), ,038 71-70-74-74_289

Billy Tom Sargent (5), ,038 74-67-75-73_289

Brandon Harkins (5), ,038 66-74-73-76_289

Cody Gribble (5), ,038 71-69-71-78_289

Akshay Bhatia (4), ,985 73-67-75-75_290

Tag Ridings (4), ,970 67-72-80-82_301

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Korn Ferry Tour Simmons Bank Open Par Scores

07-05-2022 · FridayAt The GroveCollege Grove, Tenn.Purse: 0,000Yardage: 7,368; Par: 72Partial Second RoundSuspended due to darkness Quade Cummins 64-68_132 -12 Brent Grant 69-65_134 -10 Nicolas Echavarria ...

07-05-2022
Friday
At The Grove
College Grove, Tenn.
Purse: 0,000
Yardage: 7,368; Par: 72
Partial Second Round
Suspended due to darkness

Quade Cummins 64-68_132  -12

Brent Grant 69-65_134  -10

Nicolas Echavarria 67-68_135   -9

Patrick Fishburn 67-68_135   -9

Kevin Yu 67-68_135   -9

Zecheng Dou 69-66_135   -9

Tom Whitney 65-70_135   -9

Xinjun Zhang 67-69_136   -8

Sam Saunders 69-67_136   -8

Sangmoon Bae 68-68_136   -8

John VanDerLaan 71-65_136   -8

Ben Griffin 70-67_137   -7

David Hearn 69-68_137   -7

Mac Meissner 68-69_137   -7

Albin Choi 68-69_137   -7

Julián Etulain 71-66_137   -7

Ryan McCormick 70-68_138   -6

Kevin Dougherty 69-69_138   -6

Mark Anderson 70-68_138   -6

Harrison Endycott 71-67_138   -6

Sam Stevens 68-70_138   -6

Vincent Norrman 68-70_138   -6

Carson Young 67-71_138   -6

Justin Suh 73-66_139   -5

Kyle Reifers 71-68_139   -5

Michael Feagles 71-68_139   -5

Alex Chiarella 68-71_139   -5

Cody Blick 72-67_139   -5

Akshay Bhatia 73-66_139   -5

Michael Kim 70-69_139   -5

José de Jesús Rodríguez 65-74_139   -5

Byeong Hun An 70-69_139   -5

Ben Taylor 70-69_139   -5

Cody Gribble 71-69_140   -4

Brandon Harkins 66-74_140   -4

Erik Barnes 70-70_140   -4

Fabián Gómez 66-74_140   -4

Theo Humphrey 68-72_140   -4

Marcos Montenegro 69-71_140   -4

Jason Millard 65-75_140   -4

Shawn Stefani 67-73_140   -4

Nicholas Lindheim 72-69_141   -3

Anders Albertson 71-70_141   -3

Taylor Dickson 70-71_141   -3

Tano Goya 68-73_141   -3

Seonghyeon Kim 71-70_141   -3

Trevor Werbylo 70-71_141   -3

Taylor Montgomery 72-69_141   -3

Chris Baker 71-70_141   -3

Jimmy Stanger 71-70_141   -3

Carl Yuan 67-74_141   -3

David Kocher 66-76_142   -2

Joey Garber 68-74_142   -2

Chandler Blanchet 72-70_142   -2

Trevor Cone 70-72_142   -2

Patrick Newcomb 70-72_142   -2

Matthew Picanso 70-72_142   -2

Michael Johnson 68-74_142   -2

Chip McDaniel 71-71_142   -2

Andrew Yun 70-72_142   -2

Lukas Euler 64-78_142   -2

Braden Thornberry 68-75_143   -1

Daniel Chopra 70-73_143   -1

J.J. Grey 70-73_143   -1

John Pak 70-73_143   -1

Philip Knowles 74-69_143   -1

Nick Voke 69-74_143   -1

Scott Brown 72-71_143   -1

Stephen Franken 74-70_144    E

Shad Tuten 70-74_144    E

Josh Teater 73-71_144    E

Corey Pereira 72-72_144    E

Pontus Nyholm 71-73_144    E

Davis Thompson 69-75_144    E

Mark Anguiano 72-72_144    E

Tain Lee 69-75_144    E

Clay Feagler 71-73_144    E

Cody Proveaux 71-73_144    E

Ben Crane 70-74_144    E

Dawson Armstrong 72-72_144    E

Eric Cole 71-73_144    E

Harry Hall 74-71_145    1

Martin Flores 71-74_145    1

Nelson Ledesma 69-76_145    1

Curtis Luck 69-76_145    1

Kris Ventura 71-74_145    1

T.J. Vogel 73-72_145    1

Scott Harrington 71-75_146    2

George Cunningham 77-69_146    2

Tripp Kinney 73-73_146    2

Kevin Roy 72-74_146    2

Heath Slocum 70-77_147    3

Tee-K Kelly 72-75_147    3

Charlie Saxon 76-71_147    3

Erik Compton 75-73_148    4

Ryan Ruffels 73-75_148    4

Jacob Bergeron 75-73_148    4

Rhein Gibson 77-72_149    5

Will Dickson 76-75_151    7

John Chin 74-77_151    7

Patrick Cover 75-78_153    9

Whee Kim 79-76_155   11

The following players did not finish.

Zack Fischer

Jeremy Paul

Will Gordon

Robby Shelton

Jay Card III

Vince India

Tyson Alexander

Paul Haley II

Alexandre Rocha

Tag Ridings

Marcelo Rozo

Brad Hopfinger

Brad Brunner

Alex Weiss

Ivan Camilo Ramirez

Caleb Proveaux

Kyle Westmoreland

MJ Daffue

Rob Oppenheim

Ashton Van Horne

Billy Tom Sargent

Andrew Kozan

Sean O’Hair

Stuart Macdonald

Augusto Núñez

MJ Maguire

Jonathan Brightwell

Brandon Crick

Thomas Rosenmueller

John Augenstein

Garett Reband

Matt McCarty

Martin Contini

Steven Fisk

Grant Hirschman

Brett White

Wes Homan

Rafael Campos

Spencer Ralston

Trace Crowe

Conner Godsey

Nolan Ray

Roberto Díaz

Corey Shaun

Timothy O’Neal

Blake Maum

Riley Elmes

Chase Parker

Luis Gagne

Alvaro Ortiz

Nick Mason

SCORE  THRU

Quade Cummins   -12   18

Brent Grant   -10   18

Nicolas Echavarria    -9   18

Patrick Fishburn    -9   18

Kevin Yu    -9   18

Zecheng Dou    -9   18

Tom Whitney    -9   18

Zack Fischer    -9   16

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Korn Ferry Tour Simmons Bank Open Scores

07-05-2022 · 18 hours ago · SaturdayAt The GroveCollege Grove, Tenn.Purse: 0,000Yardage: 7,368; Par: 72Third Round Kevin Yu 67-68-67_202 Zecheng Dou 69-66-68_203 Brent Grant 69-65-69…

07-05-2022
Saturday
At The Grove
College Grove, Tenn.
Purse: 0,000
Yardage: 7,368; Par: 72
Third Round

Kevin Yu 67-68-67_202

Zecheng Dou 69-66-68_203

Brent Grant 69-65-69_203

Sangmoon Bae 68-68-68_204

John VanDerLaan 71-65-68_204

Tom Whitney 65-70-69_204

Jeremy Paul 68-66-70_204

Robby Shelton 66-69-70_205

Patrick Fishburn 67-68-70_205

Sam Stevens 68-70-68_206

Xinjun Zhang 67-69-70_206

Vincent Norrman 68-70-69_207

Will Gordon 66-71-70_207

Albin Choi 68-69-70_207

Zack Fischer 66-69-72_207

Ben Taylor 70-69-69_208

Paul Haley II 69-69-70_208

Quade Cummins 64-68-76_208

Cody Blick 72-67-70_209

Harrison Endycott 71-67-71_209

Mac Meissner 68-69-72_209

Alex Weiss 69-72-68_209

Michael Feagles 71-68-71_210

Vince India 70-69-71_210

Erik Barnes 70-70-70_210

Kevin Dougherty 69-69-72_210

Mark Anderson 70-68-72_210

Alexandre Rocha 68-72-70_210

Ben Griffin 70-67-73_210

Nicolas Echavarria 67-68-75_210

Michael Kim 70-69-72_211

Alex Chiarella 68-71-72_211

Tyson Alexander 70-69-72_211

Cody Gribble 71-69-71_211

Carson Young 67-71-73_211

Theo Humphrey 68-72-71_211

Nicholas Lindheim 72-69-70_211

David Hearn 69-68-74_211

Taylor Montgomery 72-69-70_211

José de Jesús Rodríguez 65-74-73_212

Justin Suh 73-66-73_212

Fabián Gómez 66-74-72_212

Ryan McCormick 70-68-74_212

Marcelo Rozo 68-72-72_212

Tano Goya 68-73-71_212

Jay Card III 67-71-75_213

Brandon Harkins 66-74-73_213

Marcos Montenegro 69-71-73_213

Shawn Stefani 67-73-73_213

Julián Etulain 71-66-76_213

Taylor Dickson 70-71-72_213

Trevor Werbylo 70-71-72_213

Sam Saunders 69-67-77_213

MJ Daffue 69-72-72_213

Byeong Hun An 70-69-75_214

Jimmy Stanger 71-70-73_214

Carl Yuan 67-74-73_214

Brad Hopfinger 71-70-73_214

Kyle Reifers 71-68-76_215

Akshay Bhatia 73-67-75_215

Anders Albertson 71-70-74_215

Seonghyeon Kim 71-70-74_215

Chris Baker 71-70-74_215

Billy Tom Sargent 74-67-75_216

Jason Millard 65-75-77_217

Kyle Westmoreland 68-73-76_217

Tag Ridings 67-72-80_219

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You see the Mormon temple from the Beltway. This fall, you ...

27-02-2020 · For the first time in more than four decades, members of the public will be allowed inside the Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day …

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February 27, 2020, 2:39 PM

This is a rendering of renovations inside the temple near the Capital Beltway in Kensington, Maryland.
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This is a rendering of renovations inside the temple near the Capital Beltway in Kensington, Maryland.
This is a rendering of renovations inside the temple near the Capital Beltway in Kensington, Maryland.
This is a rendering of renovations inside the temple near the Capital Beltway in Kensington, Maryland.
This is a rendering of renovations inside the temple near the Capital Beltway in Kensington, Maryland.
This is a rendering of renovations inside the temple near the Capital Beltway in Kensington, Maryland.
The temple is seen here.

For the first time in more than four decades, members of the public will be allowed inside the Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a D.C.-area landmark.

The site, which many outside the faith refer to as the Mormon temple, will be holding a public open house from Sept. 24 through Oct. 31, it was announced Thursday.

Normally, the temple in Kensington, Maryland, is only open to “people who are worthy members of the church, who are following the teachings and doctrine of the church,” said Kent Colton, an open house coordinator and former president of the temple.

This will be the first time the public can tour inside the temple since it was dedicated in 1974.

The temple has been closed since March 2018 for renovations. A re-dedication is set for December.

Visits during the open house will be free, and visitors will be able to schedule online.

Colton hopes many take advantage of the once-in-a-lifetime chance to get a closer look at a landmark familiar to many Capital Beltway drivers.

“We all know about it. We especially know about it when we hear the traffic reports: ‘There’s a backup by the temple,'” Colton said.

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Tom Brady Career Statistics

01-02-2022 · Tom Brady Career Statistics. The Associated Press. February 1, 2022, 1:23 PM. ... .769 winning percentage, career passing TDs 624, career passing yards 84,520, five Super Bowl MVPs, most games ...

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Regular Season
G Comp Att Pct Yds Avg TD Int
2000 NE 1 1 3 56.7 6 2.0 0 0
2001 NE 15 264 413 63.9 2843 6.9 18 12
2002 NE 16 373 601 62.0 3764 6.3 28 14
2003 NE 16 317 527 60.1 3620 6.9 23 12
2004 NE 16 288 474 60.8 3692 6.9 28 14
2005 NE 16 334 530 63.0 4110 7.8 26 14
2006 NE 16 319 516 61.8 3529 6.8 24 12
2007 NE 16 398 578 68.9 4806 8.3 50 8
2008 NE 1 7 11 63.6 76 6.9 0 0
2009 NE 16 371 565 65.6 4398 7.8 28 13
2010 NE 16 324 492 65.8 3900 7.9 36 4
2011 NE 16 401 611 65.6 5235 8.6 39 12
2012 NE 16 401 637 62.9 4827 7.6 34 8
2013 NE 16 380 628 60.5 4343 6.9 25 11
2014 NE 16 373 582 64.0 4109 7.1 33 9
2015 NE 16 402 624 64.4 4770 7.6 36 7
2016 NE 12 291 432 67.3 3554 8.2 28 2
2017 NE 16 385 581 66.2 4577 7.9 32 8
2018 NE 16 375 570 65.8 4355 7.6 29 11
2019 NE 16 373 613 60.9 4057 6.6 24 8
2020 TB 16 401 610 65.7 4633 7.6 40 12
2021 TB 17 485 719 67.5 5316 7.4 43 12
Total 318 7263 11317 64.2 84520 7.5 624 203
Postseason
G Comp Att Pct Yds Avg TD Int
2001 NE 3 60 97 61.9 572 5.9 1 1
2003 NE 3 75 126 59.5 792 6.3 5 2
2004 NE 3 55 81 67.9 587 7.2 5 0
2005 NE 2 35 63 55.6 542 8.6 4 2
2006 NE 3 70 119 58.8 724 6.1 5 4
2007 NE 3 77 109 70.6 737 6.8 6 3
2009 NE 1 23 42 54.8 154 3.7 2 3
2010 NE 1 29 45 64.4 299 6.6 2 1
2011 NE 3 75 111 67.6 878 7.9 8 4
2012 NE 2 54 94 57.4 664 7.1 4 2
2013 NE 2 37 63 58.7 475 7.5 1 0
2014 NE 3 93 135 68.9 921 6.8 10 4
2015 NE 2 55 98 56.1 612 6.2 3 2
2016 NE 3 93 142 65.5 1137 8.0 7 3
2017 NE 3 89 139 64.0 1132 8.1 8 0
2018 NE 3 85 125 68.0 953 7.6 2 3
2019 NE 1 20 37 54.1 209 5.6 0 1
2020 TB 4 81 138 58.7 1061 7.7 10 3
2021 TB 2 59 91 64.8 600 6.6 3 1
Total 47 1165 1855 62.8 13049 7.0 86 39

Most Valuable Player: 2007, 2010, 2017

Offensive Player of the Year: 2007, 2010

Comeback Player: 2009

Pro Bowl: 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Super Bowl champion: 2002, 2004, 2005, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021

Notable NFL Records: Super Bowl wins by player seven, 243 regular season wins, 35 postseason wins, 278 combined wins, .769 winning percentage, career passing TDs 624, career passing yards 84,520, five Super Bowl MVPs, most games played by a non-kicker 318

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How to Properly Take and Read Your Blood Pressure at Home ...

03-02-2022 · “If you need to go to the bathroom, you should do that before you take your blood pressure.” — Sit quietly for five minutes or so. “People need to make sure they haven’t (had) any coffee, smoked a...

03-02-2022

If you’re being treated with medication for hypertension, or being followed for borderline high blood pressure, it’s imperative to keep track of trends in your blood pressure. Your doctors need to know this information when deciding whether or not to start you on medication to reduce your blood pressure, or if you’re already on medication, to see whether it’s working or if the dose needs adjustment.

Now, more than ever, patients are tasked with periodically checking their own blood pressure at home. And with telehealth on the rise, you may be asked to take part in self-blood pressure monitoring between virtual or in-person health care visits.

“People spend well over 98% or 99% of their time at home and just a very small period of time when they go to the doctor’s office,” says Dr. Sharon Reimold, vice chair of internal medicine and a professor of medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. “When you go to the doctor’s office, people are often rushing around, trying to get checked in on time and they’re worried about what the physician or provider is going to say — that may be associated with an elevated blood pressure.”

Monitoring blood pressure in the familiar environment of home makes sense. “You get a better idea of what home control is, a better idea of how to adjust medication if needed and the patient also has the opportunity to help take care of their own health in a really important way,” Reimold says.

Despite pandemic disruptions, it’s essential to maintain your health care. “Many people are still afraid to come into the doctor, so we do a lot of telemedicine visits,” says Dr. Anjali Mahoney, an associate professor of family medicine with Keck Medicine of USC, the University of Southern California. “We are actually managing a lot of blood pressure from home. It’s important that patients know what their blood pressure is and that they know how to take it properly.”

[See: Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure.]

Important Home Data

Self-monitoring reflects what’s actually happening with your overall blood pressure control, Mahoney notes. “There are a few studies that show that home blood pressure monitoring is more accurate than in-office, just because of white coat hypertension and things like that,” she says. Here’s how blood pressure readings may vary by setting:

White coat hypertension. This term refers to people who have elevated blood pressure in clinical settings — like their doctor’s office — but otherwise have normal blood pressure readings.

Masked hypertension. In contrast, ‘masked hypertension’ means a patient does not have high pressure measurements in a clinical setting, yet has high out-of-office blood pressure measurements.

By giving a more complete picture of a patient’s blood pressure trends, “self-measured BP monitoring has high potential for improving the diagnosis and management of hypertension in the United States,” according to a joint policy statement from the American Heart Association and American Medical Association, published in June 2020.

Monitors and Cuffs

The technical term for a traditional blood pressure monitor is a sphygmomanometer. These devices consist of the inflatable cuff that goes around your arm, and the blood pressure gauge to measure the blood flow through the brachial artery — the major artery in your upper arm.

While taking a reading with a sphygmomanometer, clinicians typically place a stethoscope in the bend of your elbow to hear pounding sounds beginning and ending. The beginning sound represents your systolic (top number), and the end of the pounding represents your diastolic (bottom number) in blood pressure readings. Systolic blood pressure measures the force of your heartbeat on the walls of your arteries. Diastolic blood pressure measures the reduced force on the arteries when your heart relaxes.

By contrast, digital monitors automatically provide your blood pressure reading at the touch of a button. No stethoscope is needed, making it possible for you to monitor blood pressure independently. However, digital monitors may be less accurate than those used by health professionals. So, it’s important to pick a good at-home blood pressure monitoring device.

[Read: Best Medications for Hypertension.]

Picking a Home Blood Pressure Monitor

Here’s some guidance to help you choose the right device:

— “Blood pressure cuffs that measure on the arm versus the wrist are more accurate,” Mahoney says. “A lot of times, wrist cuffs show a higher blood pressure.” When monitoring, the cuff goes on the upper arm, near the elbow, she adds.

— The cuff needs to fit. “You want to get a blood pressure cuff, first of all, that you can use,” Reimold says. So, you should be physically able to put the cuff around your arm, and there should be a good Velcro wrap so it stays there.

— Battery-operated monitors that store blood pressure recordings are helpful, Reimold says. “Some new ones allow Bluetooth transferring of data to our electronic medical records,” she adds. “That will be something we’ll see more of in the future.”

— The US Blood Pressure Validated Device Listing, developed by the American Medical Association, features devices that have been evaluated for clinical accuracy. You can filter search results to view home monitors only.

— Once you’ve purchased your device, make sure it remains reliable. “I would recommend that (patients) bring their blood pressure monitor at least once a year, so their doctor or clinician can check and make sure that it’s accurate, and compare it to the reading at the office,” Mahoney says.

Blood Pressure-Taking Tips

With your blood pressure monitor handy, you’re ready to go. Follow these tips for the most accurate at-home readings:

— “You should be seated,” Reimold says. “If you need to go to the bathroom, you should do that before you take your blood pressure.”

— Sit quietly for five minutes or so. “People need to make sure they haven’t (had) any coffee, smoked a cigarette or gone on a run before they check their blood pressure,” Mahoney says.

— Sit upright in a chair, with your back supported and your feet on the floor. Make sure your arm is supported at heart level, for instance, by resting your arm on a table.

— Be relaxed, not rigid. “When you put on the cuff, you’re relaxed,” Reimold says. “You don’t cross your legs.”

— Place the cuff on bare skin rather than over a sleeve. “The bottom of the cuff should be right at the bend of the elbow,” Mahoney says.

— Wait a bit longer if you’ve taken ibuprofen. “Sometimes those over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications can raise your blood pressure,” Mahoney says, as can decongestants like Sudafed.

— When you’re really stressed out, your reading could be higher than your norm. “That’s why the five minutes is so important,” Mahoney notes.

Timing and Frequency

When self-checking your blood pressure, keep these timing tips in mind:

Get into a routine for each sitting. “You should take three blood pressure checks,” Reimold says. “If you’re anxious about it, you generally do three in a row, and you can accept the last one or average the second and third one. That just gets rid of some of the concern that a lot of patients have about how high their blood pressure is.”

Consider time of day. “Blood pressure is the highest in the morning,” Reimold says. “Some people also take their blood pressure medicine in the morning, and if they record their blood pressure before (having) their medicine, then it may be high.” Instead, “I ask them generally to pick one or two times — sometime in the evening or maybe later in the morning — and monitor it at those times.”

Don’t overdo. “One thing I’ve seen a lot of people do: They have a high reading and they start freaking out,” Mahoney says. “They just keep taking it, even in the middle of the night.” That’s not a good idea, Reimold concurs. “I ask people not to get into the business of taking your blood pressure 20 or 30 times a day,” Reimold says. “If you do that, you may be really worried about your blood pressure and that can actually make (it) higher.”

Follow your doctor’s recommendations on frequency. “Once I have someone whose blood pressure is under excellent control, I think probably just checking their blood pressure once a month or so is useful,” Reimold says. “On the other end of that, if I am starting therapy or I’m adjusting therapy, I may ask them to do it one to two times a day, every day.” After a week or two, patients provide her with this data to help inform treatment decision-making.

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Emergencies and Concerns

Although the main reason for self-monitoring at home is to provide more information to track blood pressure trends, an individual result can sometimes raise a red flag for a possible emergency or at the least be cause for concern. Here’s when to contact your doctor:

Medical conditions. “It depends on what’s going on,” Mahoney says. “If people have comorbidities like diabetes or known hypertension, or if they’ve had a stroke or a heart attack, then probably (anything) more than 160/80 would raise concern to me.”

High blood pressure in new patients. “If they’re just newly diagnosed hypertensive, it could go to 180,” Mahoney says. “But anything over 180 systolic, which is the top number, raises alarms. And anything over 100 on the bottom number is really concerning.”

Accompanying symptoms. For a patient who starts having symptoms suggestive that their blood pressure is too high — which might be headaches, acute breathing problems or other neurological symptoms — Reimold says she’d want that patient to let her know right away regardless of their blood pressure reading.

Abrupt increases. “If somebody who’s been well-controlled is all of a sudden reading 160 or 170 (systolic), I want them to let us know so we can decide what we’re going to do with therapy,” Reimold says. “Generally, we’ll advise those people to come into the office. We’ll review the medicines, we’ll review the diet and make some adjustments. Most of the time we reserve sending patients to the emergency room if they’re having symptoms associated with their high blood pressure, or perhaps their blood pressure is over 180.”

Low blood pressure. “On the flip side, someone’s blood pressure may get too low on their medicine,” Reimold says. “If their blood pressure is, say, less than 100, then we would expect them to notify us about that so we could figure out what to do.”

Preventative Care

If you’re healthy and have never had a problem with high blood pressure, you don’t necessarily have to invest in a home monitor. However, adults 18 and older should be medically screened for high blood pressure, at intervals depending on the factors below, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an influential health panel of independent medical experts.

— Screening with an in-office blood pressure measurement is the initial USPSTF recommendation.

— Before starting treatment, the panel advises obtaining blood pressure measurements outside of the clinical setting for diagnostic confirmation. One way is for patients to wear a programmed portable device for 12 to 24 hours while going about their normal, day-to-day activities. Home blood pressure monitoring for a specified period is another alternative.

— Screening for hypertension every year for adults ages 40 and older and for all adults at increased risk for hypertension — this includes Black individuals, people with high-normal blood pressure and those with above-normal weight — is a “reasonable option,” according to the panel.

— Screening less frequently — every three to five years — as appropriate for adults ages 18 to 39 who are not at increased risk for hypertension, and who have a prior normal blood pressure reading, is also deemed reasonable.

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Update 02/03/22: This story was published at an earlier date and has been updated with new information.