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Community group joins blood-pressure campaign

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Community Physician Network has joined a national campaign aimed at improving high blood pressure prevention, detection and control.

Called Measure Up, Pressure Down, the campaign involves doctors who have pledged to work toward having 80 percent of high blood pressure patients in control of their condition by 2016.

For the campaign, Community Physician Network has committed to reviewing and monitoring treatment guidelines and medication compliance. It also is committing to educating patients about lifestyle changes that can help control their hypertension.

Supporting organizations include the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Million Hearts initiative, Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the Association of Black Cardiologists.

More information about Measure Up, Pressure Down is available at www.measureuppressuredown.com.

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