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Blood pressure clinic in Milo June 28

Article from The Piscataquis Observer, Vol. 166, No. 24, June 16, 2004

MILO Community Health and Counseling Services will host a free blood pressure clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, June 28, at the Milo Town Hall dining room on Pleasant Street.

The event is open to residents of Milo and its surrounding communities.

Blood pressure readings will be taken, and general educational information related to hypertension will be provided.

The clinic is part of CHCS's new remote telehealth program, a system of health care that seeks to expand a variety of services to rural areas of northern and central Maine. Through the use of remote telehealth, individuals can leam to better manage medications, diet and prescribed regimens as well as recognize symptoms for early interventions.

Early recognition and early interventions for such conditions as hypertension can help to promote a decrease in re-hospitalizations and emergency room visits.

This marks the first of six monthly clinics to be held in Milo. Persons who participate in this initial screening will be able to have their blood pressure monitored monthly throughout the six-month period, but new participants also will be welcomed during each monthly clinic.

For more information on the June 28 clinic, call Community Health and Counseling Services at 1-800-924-0366, Ext. 260.

NOTE - This article reflects the views of the author and not necessarily those of the TRC Alliance Team.