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Blood Pressure Tests for Children Urged

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Children as young as 3 years old may need to be tested for high blood pressure, the journal Pediatrics says. The August issue recommends screening for hypertension in young children — in part as a response to the childhood obesity epidemic. NPR's Rachel Jones reports.