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The Department of Family Medicine at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center provides useful information and tools to our patients at the Family Health Center to improve their health and reduce their risk of stroke and heart disease.

The DASH Diet Southern Style Cookbook is provided by the US Department of Health and Human Services and in collaboration with The Department of Family Medicine, the American Medical Association and Johns Hopkins Medicine “Improving Health Outcomes: Blood Pressure” Initiative.

DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, which is the name of the research study that looked at the effects of eating patterns on blood pressure. From this study came the DASH diet—a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy foods, and low in saturated fat, total fat, and cholesterol and one that was shown to significantly reduce blood pressure.

About the “Improving Health Outcomes: Blood Pressure Initiative”

The Department of Family Medicine at MedStar Franklin Square is in collaboration with the American Medical Association and Johns Hopkins Medicine to discover and learn more about the best strategy and model for improving hypertension control as well as create a nationwide professional movement that will support clinical practices in their efforts to improve hypertension control.

 

Location Information

To schedule an appointment, please call 443-777-2037.

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
9101 Franklin Square Drive
Suite 205
Baltimore, MD 21237

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.