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High Blood Pressure Month

May 5, 2014

May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month.

Reducing high blood pressure can lower your risk for stroke and heart attack.

Less is better in some things, including in blood pressure. About 1 of 3 US adults—67 million people—have high blood pressure. High blood pressure makes your heart work too hard and increases your risk of heart disease and stroke.

You can have high blood pressure and not know it. That is why it is called the silent killer. It is also why it is so important to have your blood pressure checked. It is easy to check blood pressure and it is painless. It can be checked by your doctor, and many pharmacies have free screenings. CDC Features

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