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Published on December 10, 2019

UHS and Heart Association tackle high blood pressure

                                                                                                                                   

To improve heart health through blood pressure control , UHS and the American Heart Association will be launching a campaign encouraging individuals, community organizations and employers throughout the region to focus on improving blood pressure. The program will start early next year.

Known as the silent killer, hypertension or high blood pressure, typically has no symptoms, but can lead to deadly health consequences such as heart attack, stroke and kidney failure.

The Check It! Challenge is based on Check. Change. Control., an evidence-based hypertension management program.  The program empowers participants to take ownership of their health using blood pressure self-monitoring and online tracking as key features to hypertension management.

The program is open to individuals, employers and community organizations. Interested?  Join a one hour Check It! Champion session in the Training Room at Binghamton General Hospital, 10-42 Mitchell Ave, Binghamton, NY 13903 on Tuesday, December 17 at 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 28 at 12:00 p.m. or Tuesday, January 28 at 5:00 p.m.

To RSVP, contact Lisa Neff, Community Impact Director, lisa.neff@heart.org

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