As part of American Heart Month all Walgreens pharmacies and Take Care Clinics are offering free blood pressure testing throughout the month of February. More than 76 million U.S. adults have high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association. High blood pressure is a contributor to heart disease, one of the nation’s leading causes of death each year. Walgreens is offering free testing to encourage more people to “know their numbers.”
“Hypertension can be managed or controlled through early detection, which is why it’s so important for people to regularly have their blood pressure checked and monitored,” said Kermit Crawford, Walgreens president of pharmacy, health and wellness. “Health tests are one of the many services our pharmacists and Take Care Clinic nurse practitioners and physician assistants offer while working to educate more people about simple, preventive steps to managing their health and helping them stay well.”
As part of its Way to Well Commitment, Walgreens will donate $1 for each blood pressure test conducted during February to the American Heart Association, up to $100,000. The Walgreens Way to Well Commitment is a four-year, $100 million commitment to disease prevention and to improving everyday health through education and early detection of today’s leading diseases — cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
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