In Brief: Blood pressure checks at the barbershop

In Brief

Blood pressure checks at the barbershop

Published: July, 2007

Black Americans have one of the highest rates of high blood pressure in the world. The consequences are devastating: premature death and disability from heart attacks, stroke, and, especially, kidney disease.

Health officials have used churches as sites for blood pressure programs, but that means missing a lot of black men because they're less likely to be regular churchgoers than black women.

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