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Free blood pressure screenings at Ethnic Heritage Museum Nov. 24

November 20, 2013

Online Staff Report

Logan Osborn, a second-year student pharmacist at the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy at Rockford, invites the public to a free blood pressure screening to be conducted from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 24, at the Ethnic Heritage Museum, 1129 S. Main St.

Student pharmacists and a local pharmacist from the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists will provide information and screenings to promote heart-healthy lifestyles and cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention in the community.

These screenings are a way to increase the community’s awareness of high blood pressure, long-term effects (heart disease, kidney disease, etc.) and prevention strategies to avoid cardiovascular disease. CVD causes one out of every three deaths in the U.S.

Also, take a tour of the holiday displays in each of the six galleries at the museum for a small fee ($5 adults, $3 students). The museum is also observing the 150th anniversary of African-American history, which is highlighted in that gallery. For more information, call (815) 962-7402.

Posted Nov. 20, 2013

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