“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.