What Everyone Should Know About High Blood Pressure
Source of information and statistics: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The American Heart Association.
- Black men are 1.3 times more likely to have high blood pressure than any other race or ethnic group.
- More than one in five people with high blood pressure are unaware that they have it.
- Known as a “silent killer,” high blood pressure often has no symptoms.
- Untreated high blood pressure can damage and weaken the arteries, heart and other organs.
- Once detected, high blood pressure can be managed through heart-healthy lifestyle choices.
What Everyone Should Know About Colorectal Cancer
Source of information and statistics: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Cancer Institute.
- Black men are 1.4 times more likely to die from colorectal cancer than any other race or ethnic group.
- Those with low education or without health insurance are less likely to get screened for colorectal cancer.
- Regular screenings for people over the age of 50 can result in preventing as many as 60% of deaths caused by colorectal cancer.
- Screening can save lives by detecting polyps before they turn into cancer.
- In the past 5 years, more than 49,000 people have died from colorectal cancer.