The Burlington Board of Health and the Burlington Volunteer Reserve Corps are encouraging residents to get a quick and free check that could save your life.
They are offering free blood pressure checks at the Burlington Public Library on Tuesday, September 14, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and on Thursday, September 30, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the first floor of the library.
“We’re happy to report that free blood pressure screenings will resume at Burlington Public Library in September,” Library Director Michael Wick said. “You will receive a card to track your progress. Come get this important screening done in a relaxed setting.”
Blood pressure screenings can help detect possible issues early and allow more time for treatment.
“According to the American Heart Association, high blood pressure is a disease that has no symptoms but can be deadly if left untreated,” the Health Department stated in a release. “The American Heart Association estimates that 80 million adults in the US have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. Because high blood pressure has no symptoms, it is important to get periodic blood pressure screenings.”