An Inclusive Litany

5/15/03

Leo Standora, in the New York Daily News, May 15, 2003, demonstrates the perils of a socially constructed reality:
Here's a new study that's bound to send your blood pressure up—and that's the problem.

Updated federal guidelines mean that 45 million more Americans are now considered at risk for high blood pressure because the longtime standard for a healthy reading—120 over 80—has been lowered.

The new guidelines mean a much larger group has a greater chance of heart attack, stroke, kidney damage, blindness and dementia....

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