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Mar 6, 2023

According to Kansas Health Matters, nearly one-third of adult Kansans have been diagnosed with hypertension – or high blood pressure. K-State Research and Extension is in a pilot program that focuses on hypertension awareness, self-monitoring and prevention. Sara Sawer, nutrition, health and wellness agent for Sedgwick County, and Stephanie Gutierrez, Extension Program Coordinator in the K-State College of Health and Human Sciences, are co-coordinators of the Hypertension Awareness and Prevention Program pilot project being offered in 11 counties throughout the state. They explain the need for the program, what participants will learn about hypertension and they’ll benefit from the four month program.


Sound Living is a weekly public affairs program addressing issues related to families and consumers. It is hosted by Jeff Wichman. Each episode shares the expertise of K-State specialists in fields such as child nutrition, food safety, adult development and aging, youth development, family resource management, physical fitness and more.

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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.