Blood Pressure


Did you know? Three out of four people who suffer their first stroke have high blood pressure. That makes Stroke Awareness Month a good time to have your blood pressure checked and brought under control if it’s not at or below the national guideline of 120/80. Overlook Medical Center offers screenings every Monday from 10:00am to 1:00pm at Overlook Downtown, located at 357 Springfield Avenue in Summit, NJ. Counseling and educational materials are provided.

Blood Pressure Programs and Screenings
 
Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available. Unless otherwise noted, to register for any of these programs call 1-800-247-9580 Monday through Thursday between 8:30am to 8:00pm and Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm, or sign-up online at Atlantic Health System’s classes and events registration; all programs are free unless a fee is indicated.
 
Blood Pressure Screenings
Make sure you are at or below 120/80 - the national guideline for blood pressure. Counseling and educational materials will be provided.
Mondays, 10:00am to 1:00pm
Overlook Downtown, 357 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ

Stroke Screening
Find out your risk for stroke through cholesterol and glucose testing, blood pressure and pulse checks, and weight and body mass index monitoring.
Tuesday, May 16, 10:00am to 1:00pm
Livingston Health Department, 204 Hillside Avenue, Livingston, NJ

Stroke: Act F.A.S.T.
Know what to do in the event you or a loved one has a stroke.
Wednesday, May 17, 10:00am
Union Wellness Center, 1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ

Chambers Center for Well Being
The Chambers Center for Well Being can help you develop a personal plan for a healthier lifestyle. Through lectures, classes and therapeutic services, we’ll show you how stress management, proper dietary balance and increased exercise can improve your overall well-being – mind, body and spirit. View a full list of classes, services and related fees > or call 908-598-7997.


Blood Pressure Articles

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Exercise and other lifestyle adjustments should be tried first, Consumer Reports advises

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Average sodium intake more than double the recommended daily limit for these patients, study finds

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Less than half from any group had BP under good control

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Failure to follow doctors' orders leads to unnecessary and costly treatment, research shows

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