Boston clinic helps patients reduce cardiovascular risks

03/12/2014 | New England Cable News (Boston)

Whittier Street Health Center's Connections for Cardiovascular Care in Boston last year enrolled 267 patients and served more than 850 residents through home outreach, officials said. Nurse practitioner Catherine Hopkins said the area has a high rate of diabetes, elevated cholesterol, obesity and hypertension, and the program deals with those risk factors through dietary and lifestyle changes. So far, 58% of those enrolled have lowered their blood pressure, many have lost weight, and 78% have a better understanding of cardiovascular health.

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