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Monday, September 12, 2005 - Combating Hypertension and Diabetes in the African American Community
Union Baptist Temple in Bridgeton Presents
“Combating Hypertension and Diabetes in the African American Community”
BRIDGETON , NJ (September 12) – Area residents are invited to participate in a free education program about diabetes and hypertension in the African-American community. The program will be offered on Sunday, September 25 at 1:30 p.m. at the Union Baptist Temple , 683 South Pine and Willow Streets in Bridgeton .

Sunday, September 25 at 1:30 p.m.
Union Baptist Temple ,
683 S. Pine & Willow Streets, Bridgeton

Eileen Niedzialek, R.N., B.S.N., a certified diabetes educator at South Jersey Healthcare, will present the one-hour program .

“Diabetes is 60% more common in African Americans than in white Americans,” said Niedzialek. “African Americans develop high blood pressure earlier in life with much higher blood pressure levels than whites. Complication rates are also higher and more severe.”

The discussion will address the signs and symptoms of these diseases, special problems for the African American community, and ways to change lifestyles to decrease the effects of these dreaded diseases. The afternoon will include free blood pressure checks, light refreshments, and door prizes.

For information, contact Vera Hines at Union Baptist Temple , at 451-6054.

SJH is a nonprofit, integrated health care system, providing access to a continuum of healthcare services. SJH provides hospital services, numerous community health clinics, home health services, and specialty services, which serve the medical and healthcare needs of Southern New Jersey residents.