Barber Shops Being Used to Diagnose Hypertension in African-American Men

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African-Americans have a higher rate of hypertension than other demographics, so some researchers are coming up with new and interesting ways to diagnose the disease. African-American men not only suffer a higher rate of hypertension but also a low rate of preventative care.

Since the barber sharp is a social hub for African-American men, Dr. Ronald Victor with the Cedars-Sinai Center for Hypertension in Los Angeles is using his $8 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health to determine if early intervention at barbershops can reduce the death rate from hypertension, which is double that of whites.

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