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USPS releases stamp, offers health reminder

USPS officials reveal grapes stamp
The Grapes stamp is dedicated by Vince King of the Texpex Foundation, Norman Cohen of the Collectors Club of Dallas, Grapevine Postmaster Daniel Mata, Grapevine City Council Rep. Sharron Spencer and Debbie Reynolds of the Grape Growers Association.

Grape expectations. Grapes, a 5-cent denominated stamp, is now available from USPS in sheets of 20 and blocks of 10 and four.

The stamp shows two clusters of deep-purple grapes growing on vines among several green leaves.

The Postal Service dedicated the stamp Feb. 24 at the Texpex stamp show in Grapevine, TX.

The Grapes stamp was also released in 2016 in a coil format.

By the numbers. The Postal Service is marking American Heart Month by reminding employees to learn about high blood pressure.

This disease, often called the “silent killer,” can increase your risk of heart disease or stroke. However, high blood pressure can be treated and prevented.

High blood pressure is defined as having an average blood pressure of 140 over 90.

One in 3 adults in the United States has high blood pressure, but many don’t realize it since the disease has no overt symptoms.

Early diagnosis and healthy lifestyle changes can keep high blood pressure from seriously damaging your health. Your doctor can prescribe a treatment plan.

The Wellness LiteBlue page has more information.

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