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Sanibel Fire & Rescue, Rec Center join to offer free blood pressure screenings

By Staff | Mar 26, 2009

The Sanibel Fire & Rescue District has teamed Up with the Sanibel Recreation Center to offer complimentary blood pressure screenings on the first Monday of every month. The next screening will be held on Monday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to noon.

According to the American Heart Association, about one in three U.S. adults have high blood pressure, and most are unaware of the condition. High blood pressure increases the risk of stroke, heart attack, heart failure, kidney disease and even blindness in some cases.

The Sanibel Fire Department’s complimentary screenings are offered as a first step in determining if further examination by a health care professional is necessary.

The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly and annual memberships are available. For more information, call the Rec Center at 472-0345 or visit their Web site at www.mysanibel.com.

Source: City of Sanibel