Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island to Offer Two Free Blood Pressure Screenings in September

(Providence, RI, 8.22.2011)
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Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) will hold two free blood pressure screening sessions in September. All members of the public are invited to attend.

The events will take place on the following dates:

  • Thursday, September 1, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Rhode Island Free Clinic, 655 Broad Street, Providence.
  • Wednesday, September 21, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the McAuley House, 622 Elmwood Avenue, Providence.

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is one of the most common chronic conditions in adults. Since uncontrolled high blood pressure can result in serious health problems such as heart attack or stroke, it is important to have it checked regularly. Attendees of the BCBSRI screening events will learn how to easily check their blood pressure levels and find out what steps they can take to keep it under control.

Registration for these BCBSRI screenings is not required.

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Islandis 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 bcbsri.com and follow us on Twitter @BCBSRI.

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