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Barbershops Help African-American Men Tackle This Critical Health Problem
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12 Mar 2018 12:38 PM EST

Barbershops could significantly lower high blood pressure in black men in the United States.
A new study shows a pharmacist-led program led to significant blood pressure drops in African-American men.
Many older black men tend to avoid seeing the doctor until they have a serious health problem.
The reasons why sometimes involve a deep-rooted distrust of the medical community.
Many men also face geographic, cultural or other barriers to accessing adequate health care.
Conversations about health are commonplace in barbershops.
High blood pressure among black adults in the US is among the highest in the world.
Black Americans also develop high blood pressure more often and at an earlier age than whites and Hispanics.

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