He’s a busy man but never too busy to get a checkup and neither should you. Actor Lamman Rucker carves out time in his busy Hollywood schedule to sit down on “The Check Up with Nurse Alice.” In this intimate one-on-one interview, Rucker gets personal and shares why he teamed up with the American Heart Association.
“High blood pressure is a major health crisis in the black community,” and “Blacks are disproportionally represented when it comes to having high blood pressure,” Rucker shares in his on-camera interview. His messaging is timely as we highlight National High Blood Pressure Awareness Month this May.
One in three Americans has high blood pressure and may not even know it because there often aren’t any warning signs. Getting regular health checkups, which includes a blood pressure screening, is important. High blood pressure is the leading cause of heart disease and stroke but is preventable. And as Rucker shares, “You can add five years to your lifespan by just making intelligent lifestyle choices.”
Take a front row seat and listen as the “Why Did I Get Married?” heartthrob Sheriff Troy shares how high blood pressure has impacted his family, how he “Backs It Up” to stay fit and healthy, and reveals a kitchen confession.
Nurse Alice is America’s favorite nurse. She is a nationally board certified cardiac clinical nurse specialist at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA and a reoccurring television & radio health expert and contributor. She hosts The Check Up with Nurse Alice, and has appeared on several national shows including HLN’s Dr. Drew, “The Doctors,” “The Tom Joyner Morning Show” and FOX News Radio. Follow her on Twitter, IG and Facebook at @AskNurseAlice.