Barbershop-Based Healthcare Study Successfully Lowers High Blood Pressure in African-American Men


New England Journal of Medicine: Nearly 64% Reduced Their Blood Pressure to Healthy Levels After Barbers Promoted Follow-up With Pharmacists in the Barbershops    

LOS ANGELES (MARCH 13, 2018) — African-American men successfully lowered their high blood pressure to healthy levels when aided by a pharmacist and their local barber, according to a new study from the Smidt Heart Institute.

The findings were published in The New England Journal of Medicine and presented as Late-Breaking Clinical Trial at the American College of Cardiology’s 67th Annual Scientific Session and Expo in Orlando.

Uncontrolled high blood pressure is a leading cause of premature disability and death among African-American men, who have less physician interaction than African-American women—necessitating community…

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