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Free Monthly Public Blood Pressure Clinics in Bath, Brunswick, and Topsham

July 2, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

26 June, 2012

BRUNSWICK, Maine – CHANS Home Health Care is pleased to offer free community-based blood pressure clinics. Please note that there will be no clinic at Freeport Community Services due to the holiday. Clinics will be held at the following times and locations:

  • Monday,   July 9   11am-12noon   Westrum House,  22 Union Street, Topsham
  • Tuesday,   July  10    2-2:30pm         Dike’s Landing, Bath Housing, 20 Dike's Landing Road, Bath
  • Tuesday,   July  10    5-6pm               Bath United Church of Christ, 150 Congress Ave., Bath
  • Wed.,        July 18   10-11:30am       Mid Coast Hunger Prevention, 84A Union Street, Brunswick
  • Thursday, July 19   11:30am-1pm    People Plus, 35 Union Street, Brunswick
  • Friday,      July 27    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.

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.

 

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Contact:

Amy C. Berube, LMSW

Community Health Liaison

CHANS Home Health Care

207-721-1278 work

207-721-1230 fax

aberube@midcoasthealth.com

 
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