New Detroit program offers free blood pressure screenings, medicine

A new partnership aims to improve the health of Black metro Detroiters by offering free screenings, treatment and medicine to target undiagnosed and uncontrolled high blood pressure.

“Hypertension is called the silent killer; many symptoms go unnoticed and unaddressed,” said Dr. Tom Frieden, the former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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