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Arkansans Ask: High Blood Pressure


Arkansas ranks 1st with highest heart attack mortality and 5th with highest stroke mortality in the Nation. High blood pressure is a major contributing risk factor. This episode will discuss high blood pressure - how to keep it under control, the risk factors, prevention and intervention programs.

Panelists: Dr. Appathurai Balamurugan, MD, DrPH, MPH - State Chronic Disease Director, Arkansas Department of Health; Stacy Webb, RN - Hypertension Nurse Coordinator, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Branch, Arkansas Dept. of Health; Christine Sasse, MS, RDN, LD - Nutritionist Consultant, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Branch, Arkansas Dept. of Health; ShaRhonda Love - Director, Arkansas Minority Health Commission