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Blue Cross & Blue Shield Of Rhode Island To Offer Free Blood Pressure Screening In Honor Of National High Blood Pressure Education Month

May 8, 2012

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) is holding a free blood pressure screening during the month of May, which is National High Blood Pressure Education Month.  All members of the public are invited to attend.

The event will take place on Monday, May 21, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the 5th Annual Mary House Health Fair, 244 Smith Street, 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 event will learn how to easily check their blood pressure levels and how to keep their blood pressure under control.

Registration is not required for this BCBSRI screening event.

About Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
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 BCBSRI.com and follow us on Twitter @BCBSRI.

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is a national federation of 37 independent, community-based and locally-operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies that collectively provide healthcare coverage for nearly 100 million members – one-in-three Americans.  For more information on the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and its member companies, please visit bcbs.com. We encourage you to connect with us on Facebook, check out our videos on YouTube, follow us on Twitter and check out The BCBS Blog, for up-to-date information about BCBSA.