Know Your Number!

The World Hypertension League, in partnership with the International Society of Hypertension, is celebrating World Hypertension Day (WHD), May 17- 24, 2016.

The theme for WHD is “Know Your Numbers” – with a goal of increasing high blood pressure (BP) awareness in all populations around the world.

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During the recent National Women’s Health Days fair, Affinia Healthcare’s Community Outreach department conducted 33 BP readings, which counted toward helping the WHD organizers reach their 3 million BP readings goal!

“Encouraging the St. Louis community to know its blood pressure is vital in creating a healthy community. ‘Knowing Your Number’ helps individuals to take an important step in preventing heart attacks and strokes,” said Angela Ellerson-Thomas, Affinia Healthcare Outreach Manager and American Heart Association Multicultural Board Member.