The Big Squeeze


High Blood Pressure is the Silent Killer.

About 72 million Americans and 1 in 3 adults have it, and many don’t even know they have it.

High blood pressure usually has no symptoms, and it increases your risk of heart attack and stroke. Another name for high blood pressure (HBP) is hypertension. High blood pressure means the pressure in your arteries is elevated.

It is a “Silent Killer,” but it can be controlled.

Managing your blood pressure is just one of Life’s Simple 7 – 7 steps that you can take to reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. To find out where you stand with the Simple 7, just take the My Life Check assessment.

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During the month of April blood pressure checks are held at many locations in Sioux Falls as part of The Big Squeeze.



What is The Big Squeeze?

The mission of The Big Squeeze is to increase awareness of hypertension (high blood pressure) and the need for screenings throughout the Sioux Falls community.

By participating in a screening during the month of April, area residents have the opportunity to determine whether their blood pressure is in a normal range and, if it is not, to then take action and see their healthcare provider.

The project also seeks to work with healthcare providers to ensure that patients receive education and tools to manage blood pressure when it is above the normal range.

Learn more about The Big Squeeze and upcoming screenings.


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