Black barbershops can help clients lower blood pressure: study

Black barbershops can help clients lower blood pressure: studyBlack barbershops are known as places to gather, socialize and get a haircut. When a trained pharmacist met men regularly at their local Los Angeles barbershop, clients were able to significantly lower their blood pressure, said the findings released at the American College of Cardiology conference in Orlando, Florida. If employed on a broad scale, the approach could make major inroads in treating African-American men, a population that is more likely than other races to have high blood pressure --- a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke -- and less likely to be in a doctor's care, researchers said.




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