GE plans to spin off its health-care unit and shed its stake in Baker Hughes

General Electric on Tuesday it will spin off its health-care business and divest its stake in oil-services company Baker Hughes, leaving the once-sprawling conglomerate focused on jet engines, power plants, and renewable energy. The changes aim to reward battered shareholders and strengthen GE’s balance sheet by reducing debt, building up cash and further shrinking GE […]

The latest blood pressure guidelines: What they mean for you

Updated blood pressure guidelines from the American Heart Association mean that many more Americans, notably older people, are now diagnosed with high blood pressure, or hypertension. This may sound like bad news, but the new guidelines highlight some important lessons we cardiologists and heart health researchers have learned from the latest blood pressure studies. Specifically, […]