Free Blood Pressure Check Feb 7 at CCNY Mini-Medical School

According to the CDC, about one in three Americans have high blood pressure, which puts them at increased risk for heart disease and stroke – the first and third leading causes of death in the USA.

Do you know what your blood pressure numbers are? Are they normal, elevated, or hypertensive? If your blood pressure is 130/80 or higher, you’re more likely to have a stroke or heart attack. Less than 120/80 is normal. 120-129/80 is elevated.

One key to preventing and managing hypertension is understanding and monitoring your blood pressure. That's why Harlem community members will get a chance to have their blood pressure taken – for free – at the upcoming CUNY School of Medicine Mini-Medical School on Wednesday Feb 7, from 5:30-7pm in the Amsterdam Room at the North Academic Center of The City College of New York at 160 Convent Ave.

Attendees will also hear from Dr. James Croll, Director of Division of Nephrology and Medical Director of Saint Barnabas Health System Hemodialysis Center who will discuss "Hypertension: Prevention & Management". Dr. Croll will also take questions from the audience.

If you’d like to take an active role in your healthcare, please join us for this event, which is free and open to all members of the Harlem community. Healthy refreshments will be served. RSVP here to save your spot.

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