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High Blood Pressure - the "Silent Killer"

High blood pressure contributes to stroke, heart attacks, heart failure, kidney failure, and atherosclerosis. One in three adults in the US has high blood pressure, and nearly one-third of them are not aware that they have it. Because there are no symptoms associated with high blood pressure, it is often called the "silent killer." The only way to tell if you have high blood pressure is to have your blood pressure checked.


High blood pressure can occur in people of any age or sex; however, it is more common among those over age 35. It is particularly prevalent in African Americans, older adults, obese people, heavy drinkers, and women taking birth control pills. Blood pressure can be controlled through lifestyle changes, including eating a heart-healthy diet, limiting alcohol, avoiding tobacco, controlling your weight, and staying physically active.

NWBRHC hosts the following clinics monthly:

  • Waldwick, by appointment only, Waldwick Health Center, 22 White’s Lane (behind Ambulance Corps), 9:00 am – 12:00 pm; please call 201-445-7217 to register.

  • Emerson, 2nd Thursday of the month, Emerson Senior Center, 20 Palisade Avenue, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm



20 West Prospect Street,

Waldwick, NJ 07463

Tel: 201-445-7217

Emergency After Hours: 201-885-3572


Fax: 201-445-4001

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