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Celebrate World Hypertension Day 2016 in Birmingham

Promotional material for World Hypertension Day in Birmingham, ALDo you have a reason to celebrate May 17th? Perhaps it’s your birthday or maybe a special occasion? Well, we have another reason to mark this day in your calendar, because it is World Hypertension Day 2016.

For this momentous occasion, health organizations in 46 countries around the world intend to screen three million people for high blood pressure (hypertension). In honor of World Hypertension Day the team at Achieve Clinical Research will be conducting free health screenings and educating attendees about hypertension during an open house starting at 1PM.

Planned activities include:

  • Blood pressure screening
  • Body mass index (BMI) assessments
  • Educational talks from Achieve’s medical staff
  • Information on investigational medicine and therapies to improve the quality of life and survival for hypertension patients, including upcoming clinical trial opportunities
  • Refreshments and facility tours

Our professional staff will be available to answer any of your questions about this cardiovascular condition and our upcoming hypertension clinical trials. We will also be serving refreshments throughout the day.

Educating the World About High Blood Pressure Risks

“People everywhere are living with hypertension,” said Dr. Hayes Williams, Principal Investigator for Achieve Clinical Research. “As a life-threatening condition, more awareness is needed to ensure people who suffer from this condition can find treatments that improve and extend their lives.”

World Hypertension Day has been celebrated each year on May 17th, since its inception in 2005. The World Hypertension League has set a goal of screening three million people each year. Although a daunting task, it is crucial to improve the public’s awareness about hypertension risk factors and promote taking an active role in improving your own health.

Should You Be Worried About Hypertension?

Why all the fuss about high blood pressure? About 1 in every 3 adults has hypertension anyways. This is a really startling statistic. Why? Because research studies have shown us how dangerous high blood pressure can be. The World Health Organization stated that hypertension is responsible for around 7.5 million deaths annually in a 2009 report.

Man monitors his high blood pressure regularly

What makes high blood pressure (hypertension) so deadly? Clinical trials in Alabama have shown how hypertension puts patients at increased risk for deadly illnesses like kidney disease — the 9th leading cause of death in the U.S.

Hypertension can also increase your risk for strokes and heart disease. On top of this, high blood pressure is the #1 cause of disease burden in developed countries around the world. What does this mean? Hypertension has a massive effect on mortality rates and health care costs around the world.

Achieve Clinical Research has strived to improve health care options accessible to the community since being founded in 1998. We are looking forward to a great turnout on World Hypertension Day this year! If you have any questions about this event, please call us at (205) 757-8208 or sign up here to learn more.

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