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Kingsbrook Provides FREE Hypertension Screenings Nov. 14th

11/06/2019
Kingsbrook Provides FREE Hypertension Screenings Nov. 14th

KINGSBROOK OFFERS FREE HYPERTENSION SCREENINGS NOV. 14TH

Kingsbrook’s Best Health School will offer free hypertension screenings from 11:00-2:00pm in Briger Lobby on our main campus. All screenings are free to the community and no prior appointment is needed. This special outreach effort is designed to increase access to early detection and education initiatives that surround chronic diseases most pervasive in the community. The Briger Lobby can be easily accessed at 585 Schenectady Avenue between Winthrop Street and Rutland Road.

Brooklyn has the highest rates of coronary heart disease, congestive heart disease, hypertensive disease, and stroke hospitalizations compared to the state and the rest of the city. According to the National Stroke Association, African Americans, have higher stroke risks and stroke occurrence at an earlier age. Please take advantage of these free early detection efforts. For more information call Kingsbrook's Community Information Line at 718-604-5062.