ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Rockford Health Physicians (RHPH) is recognizing “Measure Up/Pressure Down National Day of Action” by holding free blood pressure screenings on May 15.
The blood pressure screenings will take place at the following times and places on Thursday, May 15:
1 – 4 p.m.
RHPH – Perryville (3401 N. Perryville Rd.)
First floor lobby
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
RHPH – N. Rockton, Bldg. 1 (2300 N. Rockton Ave.)
High blood pressure is a leading risk factor for heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and diabetes complications. Nearly one out of three American adults (68 million) has high blood pressure. Less than half have their conditions under control.
Measure Up/Pressure Down is a three-year national campaign created by the American Medical Group Foundation designed to raise awareness of the dangers of high blood pressure and encourage adults to measure their blood pressure, monitor changes and maintain control. RHPH is one of approximately 150 groups around the country participating in this collaboration.