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BR General offers free vascular screenings

2 years ago February 04, 2013 Feb 4, 2013 Monday, February 04 2013 Monday, February 04, 2013 7:20:06 AM EST in 2une In
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Baton Rouge General is offering free vascular screenings this Thursday, February 7, at its Bluebonnet location.

The hospital says the screenings are designed to identify those who are at risk for cardiovascular disease and/or those who may need follow-up care for medical conditions relating to the body's cardiovascular system.

The event will also offer blood pressure and BMI screenings.

To be eligible, participants must be:

-Age 50 & older
-Not have been screened in the past 1-2 years
-Have at least three of the following risk factors:
-Overweight
-Diabetes
-History of smoking
-High blood pressure
-High cholesterol
-Family history of heart attack or stroke

To register, call 763-4280 or visit http://www.brgeneral.org for more information.

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