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Protecting our youth from nicotine addiction

Read the latest Times-News Public Health Column to learn more about preventing youth initiation to tobacco and nicotine products.

Do you know your blood pressure?

High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it often has no warning signs or symptoms. That's why it is important to check your blood pressure regularly. The good news is that you can take steps to prevent high blood pressure or to control it if your blood pressure is already high. May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month and American Stroke Month. Take one-heart-healthy action today by checking your blood pressure.

Understanding your blood pressure numbers
Cómo interpretar las lecturas de su presión arterial

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Last updated May 16, 2017