There's time to take action if you're among the masses.
The news in September was alarming: A third of all Americans have high blood pressure (hypertension), and the majority of them don't have it under control, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "It's a tragedy. In my view, uncontrolled hypertension is probably the biggest public health problem in the United States," says Dr. Anthony Komaroff, editor in chief of the Harvard Health Letter and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Luckily, hypertension is usually something you can fix.
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