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When was the last time you checked your blood pressure?

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is commonly referred to as a silent killer because it can put you at greater risk for heart attack and stroke but not involve any symptoms that would alert you to a problem. Modifying your lifestyle by making improvements to your diet and increasing your physical activity may help to lower your blood pressure. Read our resources below to learn more about blood pressure and what you can do to manage high blood pressure.  


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