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BANNOCKBURN, Ill. —Omron Healthcare earlier this month joined forces with “The Dr. Oz Show” in an integrated media partnership to help spread the word about the importance of home blood pressure monitoring.
The Omron Healthcare integration included a sponsored segment on “The Dr. Oz Show’s” premiere episode, which aired Sept. 7, in addition to a consumer incentive that was revealed by Dr. Oz during the show. The first 50,000 viewers to visit
“High blood pressure is a growing concern in the United States among adults, and is often referred to as the ‘silent killer,’” stated Ranndy Kellogg, Omron Healthcare VP marketing and product development. “We’re thrilled to align with ‘America’s Doctor’ in the Sept. 7 season premier to help spread the word about the importance of home blood pressure monitoring, further helping to decrease the risk of heart disease and increase life expectancy.”
As many as 1-in-3 people suffer from high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association. Monitoring blood pressure at home is an important step people can take to reduce their risk of a heart attack or stroke, Omron stated. More than 50% of people with high blood pressure who monitor at home show an improvement in medication compliance and are quicker to take action.