Healthy Tip of the Week (HTW) - April 15 - 21

Editor April 15th

HTW # 103: Hypertension,also called “high blood pressure,” is a health condition that increases your chance of having heart disease and stroke. It is the leading cause of death in the United States. While one in every three American adults has high blood pressure, it is especially common among minorities. For instance, 21.9% of all Manhattan adults have hypertension compared with 27.1% of Hispanics and 31.9% of Blacks who live in this borough. Here in Upper Manhattan, high blood pressure is a silent killer, affecting 29.9% of people in East and Central Harlem. However, 31.3% of Blacks and 32.1% of Hispanics, living in East and Central Harlem, have hypertension. Despite all the scary numbers and the fact that so many people have this disease, it is usually preventable. Project SHARE can help to manage high blood pressure for free.

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