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Mayor Issues Million Resident Challenge To Educate Central Florida About Blood Pressure
Date:9/3/2008

ore. There will be an interactive website where people can enter their BP numbers, learn lifestyle modification options such as healthy recipes, exercise tips and relaxation podcasts. The Project will conclude with a free Grand Finale community concert event.

Partners & Participants

Project Pressure is made possible thanks in part to: Florida Hospital Centra Care, Novartis Pharmaceuticals and Omron. Community Partners and participants already include: Orange County, the City of Orlando, the City of Winter Park, the City of Maitland, Orange County Public Schools, Orange County Fire Rescue, Orlando Fire Department, Maitland Fire Department, Winter Park Fire Department, Osceola County, the City of Kissimmee, City of Altamonte, Seminole County Public Schools, Florida Hospital, Walt Disney World, the University of Central Florida, Valencia Community College, LYNX, Darden Orlando, AAA, Central Florida YMCA, Florida Radiology Imaging, Florida Physicians Medical Group (FPMG), Physicians Associates, Carl Black Orlando, The Islands of the Bahamas, Brain Ready and HowStuffWorks.com , the Web site famous for its easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works, is a Project Pressure content partner, providing projectpressure.com with podcasts developed specifically for this initiative and articles, diagrams and videos that make it easy to understand "High Blood Pressure In-Depth."

About High Blood Pressure

What is Hypertension?

High Blood Pressure, also known as Hypertension, has been called the "Silent Killer" because typically there are no signs. Normal blood pressure is less than 120/80 -- anything higher than 140/90 is called Hypertension.

Why is Hypertension Bad?

High Blood Pressure can cause many problems including heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, aneurysm and heart failure. Bringing blood pressure back to normal range can prevent many of these dangerous problems. Every additional 20/10 increase in blood
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