Hypertension on rise in L.A. County

'Silent killer' up 7 percent

Hypertension, the silent killer, is on the rise among Los Angeles County adults. A report issued by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health indicates that the percentage of adults countywide who have been diagnosed with hypertension increased from 18 percent in 1997 to 25 percent in 2005.
The findings are based on the results of the most recent Los Angeles County Health Survey. The report also provides recommendations for individuals, businesses, cities and communities t...

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