• It's a good idea to have a blood pressure test as part of a routine physical.
  • High blood pressure is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke.
  • It's important to know if you have high blood pressure, so it can be treated.
  • Foods thought to lower blood pressure include skim milk, spinach, beans, bananas and dark chocolate.
  • Use the resource below to answer the questions that follow: What is systolic pressure?
  • What is the diastolic pressure range for blood pressure?
  • Why is hypertension sometimes called the "silent killer"?
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