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  • Local Physician Using Heart Month To Promote New Health Assessment Tool

    Until recently, patients of Newtown’s Community Health Associates and Dr Jeffrey Friedman who were tipping the scales, showing evidence of high blood pressure, cholesterol, hypertension or other conditions threatening their heart health, might have received a stern look or candid lecture, and been sent home with reference materials on how to lose weight or dial down their stress.

    Others may have been put on, or were warned that they were facing the prospect of being prescribed, blood pressure or cholesterol medication.