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Health officials urge blood pressure screenings

by AP posted May 7 2012 11:06AM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Department of Health is launching an initiative to control high blood pressure.
State Health Commissioner Dr. Karen Remley says the department is challenging residents to have 1 million blood pressures taken during May as a way to highlight of controlling hypertension in Virginia.
It's part of Million Hearts Virginia, which is in combination with a national movement aimed at saving 1 million lives from heart attack and stroke over five years. 


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05/07/2012 11:07AM
Health officials urge blood pressure screenings
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