High blood pressure, or hypertension, impacts 1 in 3 American adults, costs the nation $46 billion annually and kills 1,000 Americans every day.
To help you fight hypertension, one of the most preventable causes of heart disease and death in the U.S., Fairview is offering free blood pressure screenings at select Fairview Pharmacy locations through the month of May.
|Fairview Pharmacy – Bloomington – Oxboro
Tuesday, May 16
4 – 7pm
600 W. 98th St., Bloomington
Fairview Clinics – Wyoming
|Fairview Pharmacy – Burnsville – Ridgeview
Thursday, May 18
3 – 6 p.m.
303 Nicollet Blvd., Burnsville
Fairview Clinics – Princeton
Do you know your blood pressure numbers?
Getting blood pressure checked regularly is a key for adults. For those age 18-40, getting screened every three to five years is recommended. For those over 40, it’s once a year.
“Uncontrolled hypertension contributes to strokes, coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease,” says Bob Beacher, RPh, president, Shared Clinical Services, Fairview. “The implications for the nation’s health are staggering.”
Those with high blood pressure may be eligible for a year-long study to explore methods for faster, better care of hypertension. More information will be available at the screening events.