November 24, 2014
On Valentine's Day, we usually give our heart to others.
First year medical students are taking the concept of Valentine's Day a little bit further.
Students from Creighton University spent time in the community offering blood pressure screens and mini-counseling sessions to dozens of patients.
This session took place at the Heart Ministry Center at 24th and Binney.
The idea is to educate people about the importance of regular blood pressure monitoring.
"120 over 80 is about a typical number getting up over that you'll have higher blood pressure in your blood vessels and that can cause health issues later on,” First Year Creighton Medical Student Brian Shaw said. “It doesn't mean it doesn't typically cause immediate issues but long term issues can be caused by high blood pressure."
This is part of a national team challenge about health education.
Creighton University won the challenge last year.