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Do you know your blood pressure numbers?

The Department of Health is highlighting a free blood pressure clinic as part of this week’s Public Health Week.

This year’s theme is hypertension, or high blood pressure, and is being promoted with the slogan: “Do you know your blood pressure numbers?”

Health officials are now campaigning to educate the public about the importance of being screened for hypertension and controlling hypertension, if diagnosed.

The free blood pressure clinic is offered at the Department of Health, Hamilton Health Centre, Victoria Street on Wednesdays between 2pm-4pm (278-6460).

Free blood pressure screenings in local barber shops are also being offered throughout the week at the following venues; Universal Barber Shop (Tuesday), Quality Cutz and Ricky’s Barber Shop (Wednesday) and Dodd’s Hairdressing for Men and Whitter’s International Barber Shop (Friday).

Other initiatives throughout the week include Wednesday’s Public Health Awards, which recognise organisations and individuals who have distinguished themselves and the profession by outstanding contributions in promoting the prevention of non-communicable diseases.

And Ministry of Health staff are taking part in Denim Day 2013 by wearing jeans on Friday, April 12, for a suggested donation of $10 to the Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Trust’s Why it Matters campaign.

If you wish to participate and donate online go to https://www.bhct.bm/pledge?page=ParticipantList&EventId=5

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Published April 09, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated April 09, 2013 at 12:09 am)

Do you know your blood pressure numbers?

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