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This Father's Day Give Dad a Gift Straight for the Heart
Date:6/17/2009

Dad's Personal Wellness 'Toolbox' Gets a Makeover with the Omron HEM-780 Blood Pressure Monitor

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- On Father's Day, all eyes are on dad. From where to treat him to dinner to what gift to give, it's all about celebrating his role in the family and showing him how much we care. With that in mind, there is no gift greater than good health. So this Father's Day, rather than giving the usual cordless drill or a circular saw, give dad a gift to add to another "toolbox"; give him a home blood pressure monitor from Omron.

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We all know dad loves his gadgets but there isn't a screwdriver around that can notify him of an irregular heartbeat. Home blood pressure monitoring is an important component of any health and wellness plan, according to the American Heart Association. With an Omron blood pressure monitor, you can help empower dad to easily detect high blood pressure. High blood pressure is often referred to as the "silent killer" since it doesn't yield any symptoms. As a result it often goes undetected, a troubling trend since, if left untreated, it can lead to stroke, kidney failure or even heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in men in the United States(1).

Despite these facts, a recent survey conducted by Omron Healthcare uncovered that more than 75 percent of people don't realize the importance of monitoring their blood pressure at home(2). Yet the purchase of a home blood pressure monitor is an easy and affordable way for dad to keep tabs on his readings and arm him with the information he needs to work hand-in-hand with his physician to best manage his health. Omron Healthcare offers a variety of home monitors which range in price and features, as well as accuracy that has made Omron the #
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