Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


April 25, 2014

04/25/2014 — What's Happening

ASHLAND — Blood pressure screening set


King’s Daughters Medical Center will host “Do You Measure Up? Back to Basics: Measuring and Managing Blood Pressure” from 5 to 7 p.m. May 1 in the Health Education Center.

The event, in conjunction with Hypertension Awareness Month, will be led by Charbel Salem, M.D., a hypertension specialist who will teach attendees the importance of checking blood pressure at home.

Participants can have their blood pressure taken by nurses. Attendees also can inquire about services and medical supplies provided by King’s Daughters Home Health and Home Medical.

Andy Gilliland, M.D., a family practice sports medicine physician, will speak about safe exercise and sports for those with high blood pressure. Heather Jenkins, a dietitian, will discuss reducing sodium intake, which can help lower blood pressure.

The Health Education Center is on the lower level of King’s Daughters Lexington Avenue parking garage.

To RSVP, call (888) 377-KDMC (5362) today. A light snack will be provided.

Book launch will be Tuesday


The Huntington Museum of Art Museum Shop will host the book launch for “Dispatches of a Columnist: Opinions on Politics, Kids, Common Sense & Sex” by Diane Mufson at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Admission is free; refreshments will be served.

Copies of Mufson’s book will be available for purchase in the Museum Shop. Free Tuesdays at the Huntington Museum of Art are sponsored by Macy’s.

Mufson, who recently retired as a licensed psychologist after practicing psychology in Huntington for more than 30 years, has written opinion columns for The Herald-Dispatch for more than 15 years on a wide range of topics. Her book is a collection of columns that she believes are her readers' favorites and are divided into chapters such as “Family Matters” and “The Road Ahead.”

  For more information, visit hmoa.org or call (304) 529-2701.

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