7 Steps to a Healthy Heart

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  • heart disease
  • heart disease
  • blood pressure, heart disease
  • heart disease
  • diabetes
  • exercise
  • Tobacco
  • health care
  • Association of Black Cardiologists

Take Charge of Your Blood Pressure

An estimated 40 percent of African-Americans suffer from high blood pressure (also called hypertension) and are at higher risking for developing it than other racial/ethnic groups. Because some people have no symptoms, it's important to have your blood pressure checked regularly by a health-care professional. It is a quick and painless way to safeguard your health. (Photo: Rick Gershon/Getty Images)