|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 26, 1999
Contact: NHLBI Communications Office|
May Is National High Blood Pressure Education Month
NHLBI Urges Americans To Take Control of Their Hypertension
These materials can be ordered from the NHLBI Information Center, P.O. Box 30105, Bethesda, MD 20824-0105. Single copies of starred items listed above are free; others have a small charge. All are available free at the special hypertension control web site.
Also, check out NHLBI's new Achieve Your Healthy Weight web site. It can be accessed through the NHLBI home page or the high blood pressure education month site. The site offers practical information on weight loss, including heart healthy recipes, and tips on how to make behavior changes, choose a weight loss program, and shop for low calorie foods.
Finally, for recorded messages about high blood pressure prevention and control, call toll-free 1-800-575-WELL.
"May is an opportunity to make a new start on a healthier heart," said Dr. Edward Roccella, NHBPEP Coordinator. "The same lifestyle steps that control high blood pressure also may prevent it. So everyone in the family can take action together."
Roccella is available for comment about the National High Blood Pressure Education Month effort. To arrange an interview, contact the NHLBI Communications Office at (301) 496-4236.