Surgeon general calls for national effort to control hypertension

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, M.D., yesterday released a report urging Americans to recognize and address hypertension control as a national public health priority.

“The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Control Hypertension provides a roadmap for helping people, communities, health professionals and others improve the heart health of our nation by working together to eliminate differences in access to quality healthcare and addressing social factors that influence overall health,” Adams said. “Communities can ensure that the places where people live, learn, work, play and pray support hypertension control by promoting access to and availability of physical activity opportunities, healthy food options, and links between clinical services and community programs.”

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