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CHANS Home Health Care adds two more free monthly public blood pressure clinics

March 5, 2012

BRUNSWICK, Maine – CHANS Home Health Care has announced the addition of two more free monthly community-based blood pressure clinics, bringing clinic options to the residents of Bath. The revised list of clinics is as follows:

  • Monday,   March 12 11am-12noon  Westrum House,  22 Union Street, Topsham
  • Tuesday,  March 13 2-3pm              Dike’s Landing, Bath Housing, 20 Dike's Landing Road, Bath
  • Tuesday,  March 13 5-6pm              Bath United Church of Christ, 150 Congress Ave., Bath
  • Thursday, March 15 11:30am-1pm  People Plus, 35 Union Street, Brunswick
  • Wed.,        March 21 10-11:30am    Mid Coast Hunger Prevention, 84A Union Street, Brunswick
  • Friday,      March  23 9:30-10:30am Pejepscot Terrace, 36 Pejepscot Terrace, Brunswick

The National Institutes of Health recommends screening adults for high blood pressure every two years for anyone with blood pressure of 120/80 mmHg or less. If you have high blood pressure or prehypertension you should have your blood pressure checked at least once every year.

Most people cannot tell if their blood pressure is high because there are usually no symptoms. High blood pressure increases the risk of heart failure, heart attack, stroke, and kidney failure. If you have high blood pressure, regular blood pressure measurements can help determine if your medication and diet are working.

Low blood pressure may be a sign of a variety of illnesses, including heart failure, infection, gland disorders, and dehydration.

Rides are available to the blood pressure clinics and to other health-related appointments though People Plus’ VTN Program by calling (207) 729-0757.

For more information about the blood pressure clinics please call CHANS Home Health Care at (207) 729-6782.

Blood pressure screening is also available at Mid Coast Hospital, Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. – Noon in the Community Resource Room near the Emergency Department.

CHANS Home Health Care is full service, non-profit, Joint Commission Accredited agency providing skilled home health, hospice, private duty care services, and an array of community-based wellness clinics and support services in Mid Coast Maine.  CHANS is an affiliate of Mid Coast Health Services.

For more information, please call Amy Berube at (207) 721-1278 or visit www.chanshomehealthcare.com. 

 
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