2006-01-19 / Upcoming Events

Hypertension topic of library lecture

On Thursday, Feb. 9, from 7 to 8 p.m. the Friends of the Jamestown Library will host “High Blood Pressure: How to Beat the Silent Killer” presented by Lifespan Community Health Center.

According to the American Heart Association, one in three adult Americans have high blood pressure also known as hypertension. Nearly one-third of these people do not even know they have it. Through the program, participants will learn about risk factors, prevention and treatment of high blood pressure.

Registered nurse Sarah M. Freelove, a program coordinator for Lifespan’s Community Cardiac Initiative will also discuss a new phenomenon called pre-hypertension. Free blood pressure screening will be available before the presentation.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Jamestown library at 423-7280.

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