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The Patient Campus provides individuals in Michigan with resources to use to manage or prevent high blood pressure.  Blood pressure control depends on active patient involvement. These resources can help you in your journey to control and manage your high blood pressure.


mortarboard  "Salt matters. We must act, and act now."  A video featuring the CDC Director, Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH that discusses the importance of reducing salt and strategies for consumers to use in their effort to reduce it.  A Public Service Announcement - about 2 minutes. (Click on image to view).  


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mortarboard  Reduce Salt,  Eat Healthy, Move Healthy, Live Healthy. Three short YouTube videos making us aware of the shocking sodium content in some everyday foods. (Click on image to listen)

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mortarboard  Living a Less Salty Life. A five minute audio podcast of information about how to reduce salt in your diet. (Click on image to listen)

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mortarboard  The DASH Brief. This 6 page brochure discusses the diet recommended to lower high blood pressure: Dietary Approaches to Stop High Blood Pressure (DASH). Information is provided to guide patients and their families to follow this lower sodium, higher fruit and vegetable diet that emphasizes lower fat choices. 

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mortarboard  Bookmark with "High Blood Pressure" messages.  This bookmark features key messages for high blood pressure patients.  To obtain a number of bookmarks click here for the order form.






mortarboard  DASH Eating Plan.  This is a 8 x 11.5" card stock tri-fold brochure with the DASH eating plan, recommended daily calorie needs and daily activities.  To obtain a number of brochures click here for the order form.






mortarboard  Less Salt. Better Health.  This is a 7 x 3.5" card stock tri-fold sodium resource with question and answer format.  To obtain a number of brochures click here for the order form.






mortarboard  Patient Health Record. This tri-fold wallet card is designed to record clinical results, medications and provides a means for ongoing discussion and goal setting with your health care provider. To view and print the Health Record click on image. For a number of printed copies click here for an order form.

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mortarboard  Free or Low Cost Prescriptions. The Michigan Department of Community Health has infomration available regarding free and/or low-cost prescriptions including commonly prescribed high blood pressure and cholesterol medications.   


mortarboard  Potassium Rich Foods. A fact sheet developed by Colorado State University Extension that describes food high in potassium. 

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mortarboard   High Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Out of Control.  Learn more about high blood pressure and cholesterol, why it is important to control, what some of the challenges are to getting the blood pressure down and what can be done.  


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mortarboard  Sodium: the facts. A fact sheet developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention citing research that has been done about sodium in our food supply, the relationship between consuming too much and raised levels of blood pressure, and benefits of reduced sodium consumption. 



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mortarboard  Keep the Beat: Control Your High Blood Pressure. This 32 page nationally produced easy to read pamphlet is available in English and Spanish. It covers the basic information about high blood pressure and how to control it. For ordering information refer to the first page of the publication.

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mortarboard  How to Use the Smokers Quit Kit.  A 48- page Toolkit offering 3 steps to a new life as a non-smoker. Each step is broken down into 10 phases giving a realistic way to break the habit of smoking.  




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mortarboard  Quit-Line . Support groups to help you stop smoking. You may also qualify for free one-on-one coaching and nicotine replacement therapy. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.  


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mortarboard  Quit Tobacco Resources for Patients.  A helpful state and national resource list for patients interested in quitting their tobacco habit.

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mortarboard  NHLBI Health Information Network. This site has information on how to maintian a healthy weight, including tips for being physically active, tools to shop for and plan nutritious meals, a BMI calculator and much more.  

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mortarboard  Mayo Clinic Website - High blood pressure topics Include:     1)  Exercise: 7 benefits of regular physical activity.
2)  Free blood pressure machines: Are they accurate? 
3)  Blood pressure cuff: Does size matter? 
4)  Fitness programs: 5 steps in getting started.
5)  Treatment and Drugs 
6)  Lifestyle & Diet Information 
7)  Videos on several topics including how to measure your blood pressure using an automatic or manual device.

mortarboard  American Heart Association:   An online American Heart Association site that has a wide range of educational material. You can click on the "HBP Health Center" and get many excellent resources on what high blood pressure is, how to help manage it and specific information on common topics. Click on image for the link. 

  • Learn about High Blood Pressure: Five steps guiding patients in ways to improve blood pressure control. 
  • Heart 360 : A secure location for patients to track and manage health data online. Provides records that can be printed and shared with healthcare provider. 
  • My Start!  Get connected, keep an eye on your routine, get your personalized walking plan. 
  • Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Video This short video reviews the steps to measure your blood pressure at home with an automatic devise. See "step 4" under "Learn about High Blood Pressure." 
  • Heart Hub for Patients Patient portal for informational tools, and resources about cardiovascular disease and stroke. 


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