Blood pressure checkup

March 25, 2009 | 5:00 p.m. CDT
Dwight Woods, left, sits quietly as nursing student Meghan Welsh takes his blood pressure at Flotrin's Barber Shop on March 18 in St. Louis. In several cities, health workers are going to barbershops, long a gathering place for black men, to provide medical screenings to those who might not get regular checkups. Nursing students in St. Louis are joining with the nonprofit organization 100 Black Men and a professional nursing sorority, Chi Eta Phi, to measure blood pressure.

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