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And a great voluntary effort.
Yes. What we're trying to do, really, is to alert the
nation permanently to realizing that this is a thing that can
save their lives, to survive in good condition -- to prevent strokes
and heart attacks and kidney failure.
This is use of the media, communication -- to get the message across.
That's right, communication effort. We tried to do
something with the city of New York, and believe it or not we had
numerous meetings with the then health director, Dr. Dimino, and
Dr. Mary McLaughlin. Cimino said he would cooperate and he did do
a number of screenings of high school children, and found that about
8 to 10 percent have high blood pressure, believe it or not. Was
it 10, was it that much? Maybe not. It couldn't have been 10
percent. But a substantial number of children in high school did
have high blood pressure.
What is this attributed to? Is it congenital?
Well, it may be congenital or it may be the children are
under great stress. But it's probably congenital, genetic,
especially among blacks. We tried to get a million dollars put
into the city budget. We had the support of a councilman, the support of
Richmond, the one from Richmond, and we had the support of
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