Connie Alfred (left), of the National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID), was shown having her blood pressure taken by Robyn Morgan, of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), during a free blood pressure screening event that was held on all CDC campuses in 2005.High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is known as a 'silent killer', because people who have the disease, often do not experience symptoms. Hypertension increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, which are leading causes of death in both women and men.
CDC/ CDC Connects
December 2, 2012
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