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Preventing and Treating High Blood Pressure Is About More Than Just the Numbers

Healthy People 2030 Updates
02/17/2022 12:00 PM EST

Health and Well-Being Matter is the monthly blog of the Director of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. 

The old adage should always apply: Treat the person and not the disease. Preventing, identifying, and treating hypertension should be about much more than just measuring blood pressure and prescribing medicine. Instead, addressing high blood pressure should be an exemplar of comprehensive, person-centered care — promoting greater overall health, well-being, and personal resilience.

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