The Pittsfield Pilgrim 

March 2020

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Nella and Mike Hobson, Publishers

In his book, The God-Shaped Heart: How Correctly Understanding God’s Love Transforms Us, Timothy Jennings writes of the dangers of unrecognized heart issues. Hypertension – high blood pressure – has been called the silent killer, but medical professionals didn’t always realize this. In fact, some doctors argued that hypertension was a made-up disorder that didn’t need to be treated at all. For instance, in 1931 Dr. J.H. Hay proclaimed, “The greatest danger to a man with high blood pressure lies in its discovery, because then some fool is certain to try and reduce it.”

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