May National High Blood Pressure Month

May national high blood pressure monthMay is National High ‪#‎BloodPressure‬ Education Month. High blood pressure prevention and control is a major public health challenge. HBP can cause ‪#‎stroke‬ ‪#‎heartattack‬ and other health issues which can lead to  Long Term Health Care.




High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is the leading risk factor for stroke and a major cause of morbidity and mortality according to the CDC. In the United States, nearly one in three adults has hypertension, but only about half (47%) of those have it under control. Hypertension is considered the “silent killer” because it can damage the heart, brain, and kidneys without any symptoms. Each day in the United States, nearly 1,000 deaths are associated with hypertension. National High Blood Pressure Education Month aims to save lives by increasing awareness and educating the public about cardiovascular risks and how to prevent them.

To control hypertension, patients can take medications as directed, measure their blood pressure, and eat a lower-sodium diet and more fruits and vegetables. Health-care providers can use electronic health records, blood pressure monitoring, and a team-based care approach to help improve their patients’ hypertension control.

CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention focuses on promoting cardiovascular health and improving quality of care for all and eliminating disparities associated with heart disease and stroke. Additional information is available at and

Keep your blood pressure under control and plan for the financial costs and burdens of ‪#‎aging‬. Make affordable Long Term Care Insurance part of your ‪#‎retirement‬ planning. Protect ‪#‎assets‬ ‪#‎401k‬ ‪#‎IRA‬ and provide for quality ‪#‎caregivers‬. Learn more now:

About Matt McCann

Matt McCann is recognized as a leading Long Term Health Care (LTC) specialist. Since 1998, Matt has been a national leader in finding solutions for the physical, emotional and financial burdens LTC places on American Families. He has been recognized by the American Association for Long Term Care Insurance as one of the top specialists in the country. In 2015 he was listed among the top ten specialists in LTC planning in the nation. He has also worked in sales management for two of the leading organizations marketing LTC products. He served as Director of Business Development for ACSIA LTC and Senior Vice President/Sales for LTC Financial Partners. Many of his agents have been among the top LTC specialists in the industry. Matt's divisions have also led in an innovative webinar approach which allows agents to use screen sharing software so prospects can see the agent's desktop. Matt's proven areas of success include sales coaching, training and motivation in additional to being an experienced LTC specialist. He has produced results in total production, placement rates and lead efficiency. Matt is known for years of experience leading creative efforts for agent meetings and sales promotions which drove results for both agents and consumers. He is now focused on helping consumers find affordable solutions so they can protect their assets and never be a burden on family and loved ones. He specializes in LTCi, Critical Care and Asset Protection products. Matt also coaches individual agents throughout the country helping them improve their processes to help more consumers. Matt is also known as an effective public speaker on LTCi and LTC issues as well as sales motivation. He appears on radio and TV programs and is available for bookings. Because of his schedule an advance notice is always requested. Prior to dedicating his life to LTC, Matt was a well known radio station manager and personality, He worked at radio stations throughout the country He may be best known for as legendary Chicago radio personality Larry Lujack's co-host when Lujack came back out of retirement years ago. Matt can be contacted by email at or by phone at 866-751-7957. You can follow Matt on Twitter: @mccannltc -
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