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WASHINGTON — "Maxed out on the medications," is how Bill Ezzell describes his struggle with blood pressure. It's dangerously high even though …

Registered Nurse Eduardo Crespi draws a drop of blood on Tuesday for a hypertension screening and diabetes test during 'Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day' at Centro Latino de Salud, Educacion y Cultura. The center is part of Latino Link, which provides access to affordable medical treatment for Latinos, and is sponsored by the Columbia/Boone County Department of Health. This year's 'Doctor Day' focused on Latinos, while last year's reached out to the black population.

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Nine endocrinologists from MU Health Care's Department of Internal Medicine were recognized as certified clinical hypertension specialists

a recognition only 1,115 physicians in the United States have received since the certification's creation in 1998.This year, MU Health Care has the largest group of physicians at one single hospital to be certified under the specialist program.