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Background: • 2/3 seniors are hypertensive (>140/90 mm Hg) • Hypertension is the most common risk factor for premature heart disease and stroke • Non-modifiable risk factors: race, age, sex, diabetes mellitus, and hypercholesterolemia • Modifiable risk factors: smoking, obesity, and excessive alcohol • Clinical trials show that lifestylemodification and medications can reduce the incidence of adverse outcomes associated with hypertension • Patient education is a high priority


Sarah Russell, Burlington Housing Authority

Alan Rubin, MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Jan Carney, MD, MPH, University of Vermont College of Medicine


Burlington Housing Authority


Educational and Community-Based Programs, Heart Disease and Stroke

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Hypertension Education and the Burlington Housing Authority