BK barber shops offer free health screenings

Barber shops all across Brooklyn offered customers more than just haircuts on Saturday.As part of the Black Barbershop Health Outreach program, customers got free blood

BROOKLYN - Barber shops all across Brooklyn offered customers more than just haircuts on Saturday.

As part of the Black Barbershop Health Outreach program, customers got free blood pressure screenings along with their trims. Men with high blood pressure were encouraged to visit a doctor.

Dr. Bill Releford, founder of the program, says the barbershop atmosphere allows men to be relaxed and more open to talking about their health. He said more than 2,000 men in Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Bronx were screened this Saturday.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 took to the streets to find 1 Word on the Street: Time travel
Police say Alastasia Bryan, 25, was sitting in 2 Vigil held for slain correction officer
3 Brooklyn Sportscast, Dec. 8
Christine Whalen, co-owner of the store Sahadi's on 4 BQX proposal gets mixed results from businesses
News 12 Brooklyn asked residents what they think 5 Word of the Street: Best Job Aspects

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News Furry Friends

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News 12 Brooklyn nightside.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE