(KMOV.com) – High blood pressure or hyper-tension is among the deadliest conditions for black men, a new study finds.
According to the study, men who are at risk do not even know.
One barbershop outside Los Angeles is working to educate men by offering a shave, hair cut and a blood pressure test.
Patrons are taught how to take the readings, evaluate them and determine if they need to follow up with a doctor.
The owner of the shop says the program’s secret is that it reaches a population that rarely goes in for check-ups.