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Feb 22, 2010 6:01 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

High blood pressure being neglected

A new report declares high blood pressure in the U.S. to be a neglected disease.

The prestigious Institute of Medicine says nearly one out of three adults has hypertension, but doctors often don't treat it aggressively, and the government hasn't made it a priority.

The institute says high blood pressure is relatively simple to prevent and treat, yet it's the nation's second-leading cause of death.

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