Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Plan ahead: August 11 ~ Free children's screening at Sam's Club
Blood pressure; and
Body mass index
Go here to find a participating Sam's Club near you. Heads up: Next month (September) will focus on diabetes.
High blood pressure can happen in children/teens. It only takes a minute to have their blood pressure checked! As with adults, there are no symptoms. A friend of mine shocked me by telling me her son (a 17 year old kid) had high blood pressure. It can happen! A quick, free test could spot a problem that needs addressed. If your kids are healthy, you likely don't take them to the doctor very often. So definitely take advantage of free tests such as this month's screening offered at Sam's Club. Read more about childhood hypertension at the Mayo Clinic site.
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