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.
 
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.

Mondays, 11:00am to 2:00pm
Overlook Downtown, 357 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ

Tuesday, October 17; 11:00am to 1:00pm
Clark ShopRite, 76 Central Avenue, Clark

Thursday, October 19; 11:00am to 1:00pm
Union Wellness Center, 1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ

Thursday, November 9; 2:30 to 4:00pm
Ravi West Indian Grocery, 204 Clinton Avenue, Plainfield, NJ

Thursday, November 30; 10:00am to Noon
Westfield YMCA, 220 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ

For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.

Brown Bag Medication Check Up
Have a pharmacist evaluate your prescription and over-the-counter medications and herbal supplements to identify any adverse drug interactions. Tips for safety and adherence to dosage schedules will be discussed.
Wednesday, October 25; 12:30 to 1:30pm
Westfield YMCA, 220 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.

World Stroke Day
We will highlight stroke awareness with interactive demonstrations and a stroke survivor guest speaker. Refreshments are included.
Monday, October 30, 2:00 to 5:00pm
Overlook Medical Center, Bouras Auditorium
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.


Blood Pressure Articles
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Study spots warning signs in kids with readings in the normal range

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One critical trait emerged when researchers reviewed smoking and drinking habits, weight, diet and exercise

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Simplified tables from American Academy of Pediatrics likely to raise detection rates

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New method may aid doctors in assessing harms, benefits of anti-clotting drugs

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But the research only found an association, not cause-and-effect connection

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