Wednesday, May 1, 2013

First Mini-Fair High Blood Pressure

Kylynn Daniels (VUSN student) taking our
new friend, Cameyia Wells' Blood Pressure
We had another great time today at the Nashville Mobile Market (@nashmobilemkt).  The focus of our first #Mini-Fair was high blood pressure. I am happy to say that quite few people were able to take advantage of the free screening.  High blood pressure is one of the leading chronic health problems in the United States and it often has no symptoms.  Even if you do not have high blood pressure, it is important to get screened from time to time to make sure it does not sneak up on you.  The highest your blood pressure should go is 140/90 (one forty over ninety).

What a Cutie!! Keep eating Healthy!
In order to help our community stay healthy, the Clinic at Mercury Courts is planning and committed to be at the Mobile Market, outside of Napier Elementary, every Wednesday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm (weather permitting). Each week we will be providing simple health screenings like blood pressure, blood sugar levels, or BMI. We will also be providing diet, exercise, and healthy lifestyle classes as well.  One person stated, "It is nice to know someone is caring about our community and about our health."

I can't overstate what a great opportunity it has been to partner with the Nashville Mobile Market. Another shopper said, "These prices are great! I love that I can get a fresh tomatoes, strawberries, and cabbage so close to home."

The kids also love it. It was fun walking through the market with the children and seeing them name off all the fruits and vegetables.  It was amazing! One of our favorites is the young lady (right) who was so excited to buy fresh strawberries and banana. We all had a great time and cannot wait until next week!!

Dr. Chad Gentry goofing off with Napier Mom
Next week we are planning on doing blood glucose screenings so if you want to have a free blood glucose screen, come on over to Napier Elementary from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm...And Don't forget your grocery money to by some of the healthiest food in Nashville from the Nashville Mobile Market!

Also, Don't forget...our resident Pharmacist from Lipscomb University and Certified Diabetic Educator will be providing FREE DIABETIC EDUCATION at the Clinic at Mercury Courts on May 6th from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Visit our Facebook Page for details or follow us on twitter @MercuryClinic. See you there!

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