Health Rewind: Big Push for African-Americans in the South to Get Health Care

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Black Women More at Risk for Hypertension

Researchers from Vanderbilt University found that African-American women are more likely to have hypertension. They found that 64 percent of the Black women in their study had high blood pressure compared to 52 percent of white women and 51 percent of Black and white men. Yet Black men and women were more likely to be undiagnosed. 

(Photos: Brian Snyder/Reuters)

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