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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Beauty of Ebeano and Gburugburu Philosophy

Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

Joseph Aneke

Last week’s reunion of the Ebeano political family has continued to resonate in the nation’s political space. For critical observers, the Ebeano concept and the Gburugburu philosophy are one and the same. That was why in Enugu particularly, the euphoria of the reunion of the Ebeano family was remarkable as the nostalgic event brought together serving and former members of the National Assembly, State House of Assembly, former ministers, party leaders and others produced by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state since 1999.

Since inception of the Fourth Republic, virtually all the major players in the politics of Enugu State are products of the Ebeano family. Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, former Governor Sullivan Chime, former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, former Senators, House of Representatives members among others who have occupied several other high profile political positions are products of the family which was birthed

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