Killing Us Softly: Reality TV Has Been Linked to an Increase in Blood Pressure

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La Ventra E. Danquah wants to help lower your blood pressure with quality TV programming. She is auditioning for the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) in hopes of empowering audiences to seek real solutions for real life and return to happiness.

Her talk show will be a platform for empowerment, engagement,and entertainment.

Watching too much reality TV is not good for your health. According to a recent survey sponsored by The Stroke Association, participants who watched significant hours of reality TV showed a spike in blood pressure. LaVentra E. Danquah, auditioned for the Oprah Winfrey Network in hopes of hosting a traditional talk show with content related to health, happiness, and overall well-being. Her show will be a platform for empowerment, engagement, and entertainment. Viewers will get a daily mental boost to recharge and reconnect to what’s important. A study by the Kaiser Foundation, suggests that television programs with quality information and positive messages can encourage optimism and improve behavior. Oprah’s contestants were encouraged to demonstrate their talk show in a three-minute video vignette. Danquah’s audition leads viewers into a lively discussion about life, death and finding sustainable solutions to cope with everyday challenges. See video link below to view and comment on LaVentra's audition.

LaVentra E. Danquah is a native Detroiter, and graduate of The University of Michigan and Wayne State University. She has received professional commendations as a medical librarian, information advocate and motivational speaker. Danquah is most proud of her role as a devoted wife and loving mother. Connect with her on Facebook or tweet her on Twitter@ledspeaks.

Michelle K. Godfrey
MKG Communications
Columbus, Ohio

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