Blood Pressure

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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.

Your Health Matters Lecture Series: What Should I Eat for Heart Health?
Take a tour of a Whole Foods store while having all of your questions answered by a cardiologist.
Saturday, April 14; 10:00 to 11:30am
Whole Foods, 319 Chimney Rock Road, Bridgewater, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
Know Your Numbers
Have your blood pressure measured and learn your risk for Type 2 diabetes with a non-fasting finger stick that gives immediate results. Counseling and educational materials will be provided; registration is required.

Tuesday, May 8; 9:00 to 11:00am
Gateway YMCA, 1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ
 
Wednesday, May 9; 10:00am to 1:00pm
Bauer Community Center, 100 Main Street, Milburn, NJ
 
Thursday, May 10; 10:00 to Noon
Scotch Plains YMCA, 1340 Martin Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ
 
Tuesday, May 15; 10:00 to Noon
Westfield YMCA, 220 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ
 
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.

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.


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A pill that combines three blood pressure-lowering drugs improves people's chances of lowering their high blood pressure, researchers report.

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An otherwise healthy diet isn't going to offset damage to your heart from too much salt, a new study suggests.

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Someday soon, a simple touch of a finger to a smartphone case might be enough to provide instant, accurate blood pressure readings.

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Obesity and high blood pressure may play a much greater role in sudden cardiac arrest among young people than previously thought, a new study suggests.

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While donating a kidney isn't likely to shorten your life or increase your odds of heart disease or diabetes, you might face a higher chance of some other health risks, new research suggests.

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A special combination of cholesterol- and blood pressure-lowering pills may be best at cutting the odds of stroke for people at high risk, new research shows.

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