Mississippi Men Learn About Heart Disease ? At the Barber

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Barbershops may be the new doctor’s office, at least in Mississippi where African American men are learning about high blood pressure…while they get their hair cut.

Barber shops and hair salons are great community hubs where residents gather for both grooming and gossip. So public health experts in the Mississippi Delta have decided to exploit these social meccas to connect with groups that don?t often see health care providers, including African American men.

Read More At Time.