The American Society of Hypertension Hosts the First Ever 100% Spanish Press...

The American Society of Hypertension Hosts the First Ever 100% Spanish Press Conference At An American Medical Meeting

High blood pressure & Cardiovascular Disease in Hispanics: A Critical Health Problem


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–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–

ADVISORY For Wednesday, May 18th

WHAT:

Hypertension in the Hispanic population is a growing problem due to a variety of factors including: diet, smoking, sedentary lifestyle and genetic disposition. The American Society of Hypertension and leading physicians and experts in cardiovascular disease will be presenting to the media some of the most recent findings on why high blood pressure is on the increase in the Hispanic population, and how this population is facing major debilitating medical problems that can arise due to hypertension such as stroke, heart attacks and kidney damage. These doctors, will discuss what they are doing to help Hispanics achieve better health in their own practices, and what needs to be done in the communities to address these growing problems. Representatives from the Department of Public Health in San Francisco will present the programs the greater metropolitan has created and implemented to improve the health, fitness and dietary nutrition of Hispanic residents. The Feeling Good Project will be presented and healthy Hispanics foods will be discussed. Finally, the latest study results on how mental stress, which many low income Hispanics face due to cultural differences and jobs, can cause blood pressure to skyrocket and cause kidney problems.

The Hispanic Media is encouraged to attend to find out specifically why Hispanics suffer from cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure and what can be done to fix these medical issues. These physicians and the Department of Health in SF will be happy to provide interviews and answer any questions you may have.

WHEN:

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 9:45AM

WHERE:

San Francisco Downtown Marriott Hotel, 55 4th Street, Pacific Room G, 4th Floor

Language:

Spanish

WHO:

Leading Physicians working in Hispanic communities and representatives Of the San Francisco Department of Health

Interviews:

Interviews will be available with these leading experts in Spanish and in English.

* A light & healthy breakfast with some Spanish specialties will be served. An English version of this briefing will be held at just prior at 9:30.

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CONTACT:

Lynn Blenkhorn

212-884-0659/0650

or

Susan Rood

212-884-0643/0650

The American Society of Hypertension Hosts the First Ever 100% Spanish Press Conference At An American Medical Meeting