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Let's manage high blood pressure

If you don’t effectively control your high blood pressure, it can lead to serious complications. According to the Mayo Clinic website, high blood pressure puts you at risk for stroke, dementia, kidney problems and more.

Let the Center for Healthy Living help you in the important mission of managing your blood pressure. The center’s health coaches, pharmacist and dietitian will be at your service when you enroll in the new High Blood Pressure Education and Self-Management Program.

The program will meet on Wednesdays from noon to 12:50 p.m., beginning Feb.19 and running through early May. It’s free and open to all benefits-eligible faculty and staff. Spouses and same-sex domestic partners who are covered on a Purdue medical plan are also eligible to sign up.

All you need to register is something from your primary care provider that verifies you have high blood pressure.

Has it been a while since your last checkup, so you’re not sure if you have high blood pressure? Then contact the center for a preventive exam. You can get the exam at no charge if you’re a benefits-eligible employee. The same goes for your spouse or same-sex domestic partner who is covered on a Purdue medical plan. Appointments are available before the Feb. 19 starting date of the high blood pressure program.

To learn more or register, contact Millie Fenneman, Center for Healthy Living practice manager, at 765-494-5505 by Feb. 17. To make an appointment for a preventive exam, call the center at 765-494-0111.

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