Saturday, July 11, 2009

Free Blood Pressure Screenings

Posted By on Sat, Jul 11, 2009 at 12:42 AM

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The stress of the national recession, mercury in the triple figures, trying to squeeze a vacation into the last days of summer and dealing with the busy schedule of children who are out of school can wreak havoc on your blood pressure. Want to check yours out for free? You can during August and September, thanks to West Jefferson Medical Center.

West Jeff professionals from the Stroke Team, Emergency Medical Services, Elder Plus Program, Family Doctors and Cardiac Services Line will conduct the screenings at four locations on the West Bank.

You can pick up some heart-healthy produce and get your blood pressure checked on Aug. 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Gretna Farmers Market (Huey P. Long Avenue at the River), or from noon to 2 p.m. at the Algiers Branch Public Library (3104 Holiday Blvd.).

Health care workers will set up at Dillard’s in the Oakwood Center (197 Westbank Expwy.) from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 11 and Sept. 8, or you can get screened at the Elder Plus Office (1225 Avenue C in Marrero) from 11 a.m. to noon on Aug. 18 or 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Sept. 15.

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