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At black Phila. barbershop, a trim and a health checkup

Sapatkin, Don (2011) At black Phila. barbershop, a trim and a health checkup. The Philadelphia Inquirer .

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Sheriff Akinleye bends low over a customer in the barbershop, his eyes intently following the movements on a little dial, and a stethoscope in his ears. Then he straightens up. "All right. I get 136 over 82. Which is a little high. Normal is less than 120 over 80. You have prehypertension," he tells Phillip Griffin, 42, who has heard this before - though perhaps not in this much detail. The 26-year-old medical student explains how high blood pressure works, each organ that it affects, its links to exercise, fried food, salt. Griffin says he plans to lose weight.

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Subjects: Health > Health Equity > Access To Healthcare
Health > Disparities
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Hypertension
Practice > outreach
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    Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2011 12:37
    Last Modified: 30 Dec 2011 12:37
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/3665

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