Akron barbershops, beauty shops provide blood pressure education

Over 150,000 people in the Greater Akron area currently suffer from high blood pressure.

AKRON, Ohio — According to the American Heart Association (AHA), nearly half of American adults are unaware that they are living with high blood pressure.

Because of this, the AHA and Summa Health have partnered up with 15 Akron-area barber shops, beauty shops and faith-based organizations to provide free blood pressure education through the month of October.

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According a press release from the AHA, more than 150,000 people are currently suffering from high blood pressure – enough to fill the Cleveland Browns’ FirstEnergy Stadium over two times. 

“The American Heart Association is focused on four health pillars: Tobacco and e-cigarettes, food security and nutrition, women & children’s health and hypertension and blood pressure control, all in an effort to fight against heart disease and stroke,” said Tracy Behnke, Executive Director

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Pressure grows on Pearson over pay row, while sales steady

PEARSON reported some improvement in sales today, but a row over executive pay and an impending management shake-up continue to dog the company.

The education publisher saw overall sales tumble 14% in the nine months to September, but global online sales also grew 14%.

Sales in the third quarter fell 10%, an improvement on the 28% fall in the second quarter.

John Fallow, the chief executive to be replaced by Andy Bird next week, said: “Our digital performance is very strong, as we support customers and learners around the world as they shift to fully online and hybrid learning. This has been a challenging transformation for all of us but we are starting to see the benefit of all our work to ensure Pearson becomes the winner in digital learning.”


A third of shareholders have voted against the pay deal offered to Bird, a former Disney executive. He could qualify

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