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Health

Cardiologist explains controlling blood pressure

Cardiologist Mary Gordon will talk about the ups and downs of controlling blood pressure during a free program from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, in Whitman Assembly Room 1 at Morris Hospital, 150 W. High St.

May is National High Blood Pressure Awareness Month. Approximately one of every three adults in the United States has high blood pressure, and there usually are no signs or symptoms. However, it’s important to manage high blood pressure because it makes the heart work harder and increases the risk of having a heart attack or stroke. During the program, Gordon will explain how high blood pressure is diagnosed, the importance of treatment and how to gain control of the condition.

Gordon recently joined the medical staff at Morris Hospital and is part of the Morris Hospital Cardiovascular Specialists. She sees patients at office locations in Channahon, Morris and Ottawa.

Registration is requested by going to morrishospital.org/events or by calling Morris Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation at 815-705-7832.

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