Barber shop offers hair cut, shave and...blood pressure test?

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by KMOV.com staff

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Posted on February 7, 2013 at 5:24 PM

High blood pressure or hyper-tension is among the deadliest conditions for black men, a new study finds.

According to the study, men who are at risk do not even know.

One barbershop outside Los Angeles is working to educate men by offering a shave, hair cut and a blood pressure test.

Patrons are taught how to take the readings, evaluate them and determine if they need to follow up with a doctor.

The owner of the shop says the program’s secret is that it reaches a population that rarely goes in for check-ups.

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