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Arkansas Minority Health Commission holds event to bring awareness to the danger of high blood pressure



Little Rock, Arkansas – To raise awareness about the risks associated with high blood pressure, the Arkansas Minority Health Commission is collaborating with the American Heart Association and CHI St. Vincent.

On Saturday morning, the groups collaborated to provide a free blood pressure class at the Bethel AME church, which is located in the downtown area of Little Rock.

Nearly half of all individuals are affected by high blood pressure, and the majority of them are unaware that they have it. Because of this, they have a high risk of having a heart attack or a stroke.

“We know heart disease is the number one cause of death for all Americans and doing things like this can educate the public on what they need to know so they can be empowered that they can be in charge of their health,” Kenya Eddings, executive director of the AR Minority Health Commission said.

The information that was presented at the event that took place on Saturday included not only the warning signs of a stroke and the correct way to check blood pressure, but it also contained information about a healthy diet and reducing the amount of salt being consumed.


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