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Doctors urge people to watch their blood pressure

Dr. Sulagna Mookherjee, a cardiologist at Albany Medical Center, takes Schenectady resident Mary Dickson’s blood pressure. Mookherjee and other local cardiologists say people should have their blood pressure checked on a regular basis. (Jeff Wilkin/Gazette reporter)
Dr. Sulagna Mookherjee, a cardiologist at Albany Medical Center, takes Schenectady resident Mary Dickson’s blood pressure. Mookherjee and other local cardiologists say people should have their blood pressure checked on a regular basis. (Jeff Wilkin/Gazette reporter)
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Dr. Sulagna “Suzie” Mookherjee knows numbers are important when high blood pressure is the topic. “I think one thing that we need to say is that more people have high blood pressure than they realize,” said Mookherjee, a member of the cardiology department at Albany Medical Center. “We’re seeing younger and younger people with high blood pressure. In fact, I have several patients in their 20s who are being treated for high blood pressure currently ...

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