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What's Your Number? Hypertension Campaign

What’s Your Number? Hypertension Campaign Kicks Off Healthy Washington County Project

Heart disease remains an ongoing health concern for our local community. State data regularly notes that the heart disease mortality rate in Washington County is significantly higher than both the Maryland and national baselines.

Experts agree that controlling blood pressure is an effective method of reducing premature cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. To raise awareness of the importance of regular blood pressure checks, What’s Your Number?, a project of HealthyWashingtonCounty.com, is kicking off locally with the help of three founding partners - the Herald-Mail, Meritus Health and Washington County Public Schools.

Beginning today and continuing through early June, adults in our area are encouraged to have their blood pressure checked often, then log on to HealthyWashingtonCounty.com to sign up for a password protected dashboard and track their blood pressure numbers. Prize drawings will take place for everyone accessing HealthyWashingtonCounty.com. The site will also offer health information related to hypertension, heart disease and other community health concerns.

Meritus Health’s nursing division – including hospital-based, school health and emergency department nurses – is championing the cause and kicking off the screenings today in the Meritus Medical Center’s main lobby. All adults screened with receive information cards and follow-up instructions. Screenings will continue for the public in the hospital lobby on Wednesdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 2-4 p.m., for first responders in the hospital’s emergency department starting in early March and for WCPS employees at the school nurses’ offices during regular school hours.

11116 Medical Campus Road
Hagerstown, MD 21742
TDD: 1-800-735-2258

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