As part of its continuing efforts to educate the public on the dangers of high blood pressure, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) will sponsor three free blood pressure screening events this month.
The free screenings will take place on the following dates:
An estimated one in four American adults has high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. Hypertension is referred to as a silent disease because it often has no signs or symptoms, and many people do not realize they have it. If left untreated, hypertension can lead to a heart attack, stroke, or kidney failure.
Rhode Islanders interested in learning their blood pressure are encouraged to visit the BCBSRI blood pressure screening event for a five-minute blood pressure test.
As schedules are subject to change, please visit Community Events Calendar on BCBSRI.com for updates.
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is the state's leading health insurer and covers more than 600,000 members. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.