By Steve Reed
Woodard Drug Store in Princeton will get additional blood pressure educational materials in partnership with Johnston Health. The drug store already has a blood pressure cuff. But once the other materials are delivered, the drug store will have a complete blood pressure station.
Johnston Health has already installed blood pressure stations throughout Johnston County, including one at the Kenly and Selma Public Libraries and Parkside Café and Catering in Pine Level.
Johnston Health purchased the monitor, and a federal grant provided through the state to the Johnston County Public Health Department paid for the educational materials.
In all, there are nine stations scattered across the county and two others in the works.
Johnston Health Corporate and Community Outreach Coordinator Leah Johnson said the stations are hubs for health education and resources.
In addition to hypertension, there are pamphlets on smart eating, diabetes and diabetes support groups, and heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in Johnston County.
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