This image showed Robyn Morgan, of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) ), as she was going over patient records during a free blood pressure screening event that was held on all CDC campuses in 2005.High blood pressure (HBP), or hypertension, is known as a 'silent killer' for people who have HBP often do not experience symptoms, but are at greater risk for heart disease and stroke, which are leading causes of death in both women and men. The CDC campuses included in the screening event were Century Center, Chamblee, Corporate Square, Executive Park, Koger, and Roybal, and was provided by the Office of Women's Health (OWH), Office of Health and Safety (OHS), NCCDPHP's Cardiovascular Health Branch (CVH), as well as volunteers from various other centers, institutes, and offices (CIOs). This annual event was held in observance of National High Blood Pressure Education Month, National Nurses Week, and National Women's Health Week.
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December 2, 2012