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Harlem barbershop aims to cut blood pressure rates

Besides a trim and a shave, customers at Denny Moe’s Superstar Barbershop in Harlem can also receive a free blood pressure screening, The Daily News reported Thursday. Barbershop owner Dennis (Denny Moe) Mitchell, 45, has been on a mission to keep his customers healthy, especially after Mitchell learned he developed Type 2 diabetes last year.

Barber Dennis "Denny Moe" Mitchell, 45, applies the cuff of an electronic blood pressure machine to Terrell Mack after his haircut at Denny Moe's Superstar Barbershop in New York June 8, 2011.   REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Harlem barbershops, salons double as health clinics

Turning his head from side to side as he checks his reflection in the barbershop mirror, Terrell Mack seems pretty pleased with his haircut — a tight, neat crop — but he can’t get up from the chair just yet. The hair-dusted cape is swept away with the usual toreador flourish. Mack’s sleeve is pushed

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How barbershops can keep men healthy

The barbershop can be a safe haven for black men, a place for honest conversation and trust — and, as physician Joseph Ravenell suggests, a good place to bring up tough topics about health. He’s turning the barbershop into a place to talk about medical problems that statistically affect black men more often and more