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For Black Men, Healthcare Begins at the Barber Shop

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by Lisa Speckhard Pasque

Last week, a man came in to the Men’s Health and Education Center on Madison’s west side and received a blood pressure screening. His blood pressure was so high that he needed medical attention, but he didn’t have health insurance. He mentioned he’d been suffering from mouth pain for over four years.

Just 72 hours later, he had two teeth removed, was loaned the $2 he didn’t have for prescription painkillers after the tooth procedure, and was on his way to BadgerCare.

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