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Harris Methodist H•E•B Offers Free Blood Pressure Screenings during May
05/16/2008

BEDFORD, Texas — During High Blood Pressure Education Month in May, the Harris Methodist H•E•B Fitness Center and Cardiac Rehabilitation Department will offer free blood pressure screenings to the Northeast Tarrant County community to increase awareness of the importance of prevention and treatment of high blood pressure.

Participants will receive a free blood pressure screening, along with educational materials.

No appointments are necessary, and walk-ins are welcome. The free blood pressure screenings will be available during the following hours:

Monday thru Thursday: 5 a.m.– 9 p.m.
Friday: 5 a.m.– 8 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m.– 4 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

According to the American Heart Association, close to 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. has high blood pressure, which is the number one risk factor for stroke. Untreated high blood pressure can also lead to heart attacks, heart failure and kidney failure. Getting blood pressure screenings is extremely important, since 30 percent of those with high blood pressure don’t know they have it.

About Harris Methodist H•E•B Hospital
Harris Methodist H•E•B Hospital, a member of Texas Health Resources, is a 284-bed, acute-care facility serving Northeast Tarrant County since 1973. Services provided at Harris Methodist H•E•B Hospital include outpatient surgery, women’s services, a level III neonatal intensive care unit, a dedicated oncology care unit, neurosurgery, cardiovascular surgery and a dedicated cardiac care unit, cardiac rehabilitation, physical medicine and rehabilitation, psychiatric and addiction treatment, and pediatrics.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. THR controls 13 affiliated hospitals and a medical research organization, and is a corporate member or partner in seven additional hospitals and surgery centers. THR’s family of hospitals includes Harris Methodist Hospitals, Arlington Memorial Hospital and Presbyterian Healthcare System. For more information about Texas Health Resources, visit www.texashealth.org.

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