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Health Educations Series Returns to the Bristol Public Library for a Look at New Guidelines for Hypertension and Cholesterol.

April 07, 2014

The very popular Health Education Series presentations will return to the Bristol Public Library on Thursday, April 10 at 6:30 PM. Part of an ongoing partnership between the Library, The Bristol Family Residency Program of The Quillen College of Medicine and the Wellmont Health Systems, the Health Education Series takes a wide-ranging look at public health issues in our region. Previous presentations have been on dementia, anxiety and depression, Obamacare, cancer treatment, and end-of-life ethical issues and directives. The April 10th presentation, given by Dr. Robin Feierabend is “New Guidelines on Hypertension and Cholesterol: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.” Dr. Feierabend also coordinates the Health Education Series. Please call (276) 645-8780 for more information.

The new guidelines released earlier this year are not without controversy since they could remove as many as sixty million Americans from taking blood pressure medicines. At the same time the new guidelines for cholesterol management could place millions of Americans on statin drugs. “With more concentration on overall risks for heart attacks and strokes than on numbers, it can be very confusing, “says Doris Stickley from the Bristol Public Library. “With so many people in our region dealing with hypertension and cholesterol issues, we want to get the best information out to them now. And, it is not just older people who need to hear these new guidelines since so many younger people will be affected by them, too.”

This presentation is open to the public and will take place in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room.