John Singleton’s Family Urges Black Men To Get Their Blood Pressure Checked | NBC Nightly News
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John Singleton’s Family Urges Black Men To Get Their Blood Pressure Checked | NBC Nightly News

September 2, 2019


SILENT KILLER THAT MAY HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO HIS UNTIMELY DEATH. HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO HIS UNTIMELY DEATH. HERE IS NBC’S JEFF HIS UNTIMELY DEATH. HERE IS NBC’S JEFF BENNETT. HERE IS NBC’S JEFF BENNETT.>>EVERYBODY KNOW BENNETT.>>EVERYBODY KNOW ABOUT JOHN SINGLETON,>>EVERYBODY KNOW ABOUT JOHN SINGLETON, RIGHT? ABOUT JOHN SINGLETON, RIGHT?>>Reporter: FOR RIGHT?>>Reporter: FOR RETIRED FIREFIGHTER>>Reporter: FOR RETIRED FIREFIGHTER JOHN CHAPMAN, JOHN RETIRED FIREFIGHTER JOHN CHAPMAN, JOHN SINGLETON’S DEATH IS A JOHN CHAPMAN, JOHN SINGLETON’S DEATH IS A WAKE-UP CALL. SINGLETON’S DEATH IS A WAKE-UP CALL.>>I’M 58 YEARS OLD, WAKE-UP CALL.>>I’M 58 YEARS OLD, AND HE WAS 51.>>I’M 58 YEARS OLD, AND HE WAS 51. SO IT MAKES ME MORE — AND HE WAS 51. SO IT MAKES ME MORE — BECOME MORE AWARE OF SO IT MAKES ME MORE — BECOME MORE AWARE OF TAKING MY MEDICATION BECOME MORE AWARE OF TAKING MY MEDICATION AND DOING THE THINGS TAKING MY MEDICATION AND DOING THE THINGS THAT WE NEED TO DO IN AND DOING THE THINGS THAT WE NEED TO DO IN ORDER TO STAY HEALTHY. THAT WE NEED TO DO IN ORDER TO STAY HEALTHY.>>Reporter: MORE THAN ORDER TO STAY HEALTHY.>>Reporter: MORE THAN 40% OF BLACK MEN HAVE>>Reporter: MORE THAN 40% OF BLACK MEN HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. 40% OF BLACK MEN HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. AS A RESULT, AFRICAN HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. AS A RESULT, AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN ARE AT AS A RESULT, AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN ARE AT GREATER RISK OF HAVING AMERICAN MEN ARE AT GREATER RISK OF HAVING A STROKE THAN ANY GREATER RISK OF HAVING A STROKE THAN ANY OTHER GROUP IN THE A STROKE THAN ANY OTHER GROUP IN THE UNITED STATES. OTHER GROUP IN THE UNITED STATES. TWICE AS LIKELY AS UNITED STATES. TWICE AS LIKELY AS COMPARED TO WHITE MEN, TWICE AS LIKELY AS COMPARED TO WHITE MEN, MORE LIKELY TO HAVE A COMPARED TO WHITE MEN, MORE LIKELY TO HAVE A STROKE AT A YOUNGER MORE LIKELY TO HAVE A STROKE AT A YOUNGER AGE, AND MORE LIKELY STROKE AT A YOUNGER AGE, AND MORE LIKELY TO DIE FROM IT. AGE, AND MORE LIKELY TO DIE FROM IT.>>THE MOST COMMON TO DIE FROM IT.>>THE MOST COMMON SYMPTOMS IS TO HAVE NO>>THE MOST COMMON SYMPTOMS IS TO HAVE NO SYMPTOMS. SYMPTOMS IS TO HAVE NO SYMPTOMS.>>Reporter: EACH WEEK SYMPTOMS.>>Reporter: EACH WEEK CANAAN BAPTIST CHURCH>>Reporter: EACH WEEK CANAAN BAPTIST CHURCH IN WASHINGTON OFFERS CANAAN BAPTIST CHURCH IN WASHINGTON OFFERS FREE BLOOD PRESSURE IN WASHINGTON OFFERS FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. ONE REASON BLACK MEN SCREENINGS. ONE REASON BLACK MEN ARE MORE PRONE, A ONE REASON BLACK MEN ARE MORE PRONE, A POSSIBLE GENE ARE MORE PRONE, A POSSIBLE GENE INCREASING SALT POSSIBLE GENE INCREASING SALT SENSITIVITY. INCREASING SALT SENSITIVITY. BUT IT’S POSSIBLE TO SENSITIVITY. BUT IT’S POSSIBLE TO OVERCOME THE RISK. BUT IT’S POSSIBLE TO OVERCOME THE RISK.>>DIET, EXERCISE, OVERCOME THE RISK.>>DIET, EXERCISE, CUTTING OUT THE>>DIET, EXERCISE, CUTTING OUT THE SODIUM. CUTTING OUT THE SODIUM. THOSE ARE SORT OF SODIUM. THOSE ARE SORT OF BEHAVIORAL THINGS THAT THOSE ARE SORT OF BEHAVIORAL THINGS THAT WE CAN CHANGE. BEHAVIORAL THINGS THAT WE CAN CHANGE. WE CAN’T CHANGE OUR WE CAN CHANGE. WE CAN’T CHANGE OUR GENETICS, BUT WE CAN WE CAN’T CHANGE OUR GENETICS, BUT WE CAN CHANGE THOSE BEHAVIORS GENETICS, BUT WE CAN CHANGE THOSE BEHAVIORS IN ORDER TO DECREASE CHANGE THOSE BEHAVIORS IN ORDER TO DECREASE OUR RATES OF OBESITY. IN ORDER TO DECREASE OUR RATES OF OBESITY.>>Reporter: AND OUR RATES OF OBESITY.>>Reporter: AND CREATIVE OUTREACH>>Reporter: AND CREATIVE OUTREACH WORKS. CREATIVE OUTREACH WORKS. A STUDY THAT PROVIDED WORKS. A STUDY THAT PROVIDED BLOOD PRESSURE A STUDY THAT PROVIDED BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING AT BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING AT BLACK-OWNED MONITORING AT BLACK-OWNED BARBERSHOPS HELPED BLACK-OWNED BARBERSHOPS HELPED BLACK MEN CUT THEIR BARBERSHOPS HELPED BLACK MEN CUT THEIR BLOOD PRESSURE BY NINE BLACK MEN CUT THEIR BLOOD PRESSURE BY NINE POINTS, SENDING A BLOOD PRESSURE BY NINE POINTS, SENDING A PHARMACIST TO THE SHOP POINTS, SENDING A PHARMACIST TO THE SHOP RESULTED IN A 27% PHARMACIST TO THE SHOP RESULTED IN A 27% DROP. RESULTED IN A 27% DROP.>>EATING GOOD, DROP.>>EATING GOOD, EXERCISING?>>EATING GOOD, EXERCISING?>>YES. EXERCISING?>>YES.>>GOOD FOR YOU.>>YES.>>GOOD FOR YOU.>>Reporter: A

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  1. Really? The warning has to be race-specific? Blood pressure is a problem for both genders and all racial backgrounds.

  2. RIP John. Everyone, regardless of race and gender, should stay on top of their BP to avoid hypertension and worse.

  3. For those going on about the why (specifically) "black men". Watch the clip again, only this time around, LISTEN throughout.

  4. Also, the stress that black men in America are under is the largest factor. It's not just race – men in Africa don't have this same issue. Let's talk about systematic racism and always having to be on guard or perfect. R.I.P to a real one Mr. John Singelton 🙌🏽

  5. He was most likely doing cocaine and other drugs and that's what killed him. He didn't look healthy.

  6. I'm a woman and had a similar situation back in February lost control of my legs,was not taking my blood pressure medication…the out come a $29000 hospital bill from sat, till Monday take care…

  7. Black people do not promote jogging unless it is for football or basketball fame. Let's stop pretending as if it is a mystery.

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