Wellness Resource Center keeps Sinclair’s Blood Pressure in line

Nursing student, Misty Mitchell, takes Mary Pruitt's blood pressure. "It's preventative health care. People need to know what their blood pressure is so they can seek treatment because the earlier, [the better]," said Mitchell.

Nursing student, Misty Mitchell, takes Mary Pruitt's blood pressure. "It's preventative health care. People need to know what their blood pressure is, so they can seek treatment," said Mitchell. --photos by Kamari Stevens

The nursing program is doing its part to keep Sinclair Community College healthy. Free blood pressure screenings are being offered in the Library. Nursing students give screenings, as well as give out information on ways to improve health.

“We provide a variety of information for the public, like where they can find medical providers for reasonable costs and other information as far as diet, exercise, stress,” said nursing student, Misty Mitchell.

The free blood pressure screenings are done by the Wellness Resource Center through Service Learning.

“It’s preventative health care. People need to know what their blood pressure is so they can seek treatment because the earlier, [the better].

Nursing student Leanne Davidson said that diet and exercise can help prevent high blood pressure. She also said that there’s medication that can control blood pressure.

Davidson said about 50 to 60 people visit the station each day and a number of them are “repeats.”

Davidson and Mitchell said the “repeats” usually come back to keep track of their blood pressure on a regular basis.

Free blood pressure screenings will be held Wednesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the remainder of this quarter.

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