This report is based on two newly published guidelines on treating blood pressure. One was produced by a panel of experts convened by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. It was published in the Feb 5, 2014, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association and is available free here. This guideline is based on a rigorous assessment of the scientific evidence and updates widely used advice issued from a previous group of experts in 2003. A second guideline comes from the American Society of Hypertension and the International Society of Hypertension. It was published in the Dec 17, 2013, issue of the Journal of Clinical Hypertension and is available free here .