McHenry County Department of Health - Nursing
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                                             Know Your Blood Pressure

What is blood pressure and what do the blood pressure numbers mean?

What are the signs and symptoms of high blood pressure?

What are the risks associated with uncontrolled high blood pressure?  

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                                           Stroke: Prevention and Recognition

Stroke is the #4 cause of death and a leading cause of long-term disability among adults in the United States.  It is important to recognize and respond to the warning signs of stroke and call 911 immediately so that medication can be administered to limit the damage of the stroke.  

                                           What's the Big Deal about Sodium 

It is well known that high sodium intake can increase blood pressure which is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke.  

                                             Heart Disease and Prevention

Cardiovascular disease, also known as heart disease, is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.  Prevention is extremely important in reducing the risk of heart disease.