Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island to Offer Free Blood Pressure Screenings at Family Health Fair

(Providence, RI, 6.1.2011)

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) will offer free blood pressure screenings to all attendees of the Lighthouse Community Development Corporation’s Family Health Fair on Saturday, June 18 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. The fair will take place at 11 Hawthorn Street, Providence.

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is one of the most common conditions found in adults. Since high blood pressure often goes unnoticed, it has become known as the silent killer, making it important to check this vital regularly. If left uncontrolled and untreated, it can result in serious health problems such as heart attacks, strokes, or kidney failure. The BCBSRI blood pressure screening will show individuals how to easily check their blood pressure levels and find out what steps they can take to keep it under control.

No registration for the BCBSRI blood pressure screening event is required.

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is the state’s leading health insurer and covers more than 600,000 members. The company is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more information, visit www.bcbsri.comand follow us on Twitter @BCBSRI.

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