Community Blood Pressure Stations Now Available!

Posted On March 20, 2018— Written By

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Johnston County. Heart disease is an umbrella term including stroke, heart attack, heart failure, heart valve problems, and hypertension.

Hypertension, commonly termed “high blood pressure,” is often referred to as “the silent killer.” You may have hypertension, or its precursor, prehypertension, without even knowing it.

There are now Community Blood Pressure Stations available at the following sites:

  • Johnston County Agriculture Center
  • Johnston Medical Mall
  • Kenly Public Library
  • Selma Public Library
  • Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield
  • Mary Duncan Public Library
  • C.E. Barnes Store
  • Fit 4 Life Health Club, McGee’s Crossroads
  • Clayton Community Center
  • Parkside Cafe & Catering
  • Woodard Drug Store
  • Realo Discount Drug Store

A blood pressure reading of 120/80 is considered normal. Learn more about your blood pressure reading.

What to do before taking your blood pressure reading.

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Photo of Cassidy Hobbs, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCassidy HobbsArea Extension Agent (919) 989-5380 (Office) cdhobbs3@ncsu.eduJohnston County, North Carolina
Updated on Jul 3, 2018
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