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Oh, absolutely, and it involves individuals who've had
experience, like I have with my mother. She had high blood pressure,
not badly, but enough so that it triggered her death, probably.
Yes, it absolutely does.
Those are the two major pieces of legislation that could
change the death rate that we've been involved with. The other things
that Miss McDonough has recalled are of a little more -- promotional nature
We organized a committee last year called Citizens for
the Treatment of High Blood Pressure. My sister has formed a
New York state group for the treatment of high blood pressure. We've
gotten the state health commissioner, Dr. Ingraham, and the city
commissioner, Dr. to be interested and start to organize
a program, and a friend of mine, Councilman Richmond has obtained
a million dollars for the city budget, to start doing something on
the city level right away.
That was under way in January.
Yes, but he actually got the money in the city budget
for for high blood pressure.
This is setting up clinics all over.
Yes and the other will be setting up clinics on a state
by state basis, to some extent with matching monies from states.
As I understand it, this will provide opportunities for people
to come in and discover whether they have high blood pressure
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