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Is it time for a haircut? Then it is time to cut your blood pressure too. That is the motto of an innovative approach to targeting the persistent problem of uncontrolled hypertension among African-American men, who are often underrepresented in intervention trials. Barbers were trained to measure blood pressure and encourage follow-up. Here is how it worked.
Address these four barriers to help minority patients with hypertension get their BP under control, says cardiologist and AMA member Keith C. Ferdinand, MD.