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Barbershops Join Fight Against High Blood Pressure in Black Men
Date:8/1/2014

eachable moments [and] an effective way to improve awareness, treatment and control of blood pressure in individuals that may not be regularly seen in traditional health care settings."

That said, Fonarow stressed that going forward, follow-up will be key, in order to make sure that individuals diagnosed with high blood pressure actually end up getting the care they need.

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For more information on blacks and high blood pressure, visit the American Heart Association.

SOURCES: Vincent L. Mendy, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., epidemiologist, Office of Preventive Health, Mississippi State Department of Health; Gregg Fonarow, M.D., professor, cardiology, University of California, Los Angeles; July 24, 2014, Preventing Chronic Disease


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