47.1 F
Fort Worth
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Education Blood pressure kiosk debuts at TCU

Blood pressure kiosk debuts at TCU

Other News

Exxon’s oil slick

Exxon Mobil is slashing its capital spending budget for 2020 by 30% due to weak demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and a market...

Folk music’s Mark Twain: 7 Essential tracks from John Prine,

NEW YORK (AP) — Some people, the songs just come out of them. For nearly half a century, they tumbled out of John Prine...

Tarrant County records another COVID-19 death

Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) on Wednesday, April 8 reported that a resident of Euless has died as the result of the COVID-19 virus....

Tradition stymied: A year unlike any since WWII for Augusta

The Masters is so intertwined with Augusta, they added an extra day to spring break.You see, the first full week of April isn't just...

In an effort to promote good health, the TCU Student Recreation Center now has a kiosk that can measure key health indicators.

The American Heart Association, in partnership with D&M Auto Leasing Fort Worth Division, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to introduce the new machine on Tuesday, April 9 at the TCU Recreation Center.

The kiosk is the American Heart Association’s first and only such machine in North Texas. The kiosk measures blood pressure, pulse, weight and body mass index.

“At the American Heart Association, we are working to a healthier, longer life,” said Cami Thompson, AHA Executive Director of the Fort Worth Division. “And that includes reducing the effects of blood pressure. Right now, we know blood pressure affects people across the country.”

According to AHA’s estimates, about 103 million adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure.

Participants can regularly track their blood pressure at the free kiosk.

The kiosk is sponsored by D&M Auto Leasing.

“Our hope with this is that kids in this school and faculty members and other folks who utilize this area will be able to come, get your arm in there, get some readings,” said Chase Kennemer, President of D&M Leasing Fort Worth.

Other speakers at Tuesday’s event included Jay Iorizzo, Director of TCU Campus Recreation and Wellness Promotion and Mohanakrishnan Sathyamoothy, academic chair of internal medicine at the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine.

Latest News

Tarrant County reports 5 COVID deaths

Tarrant County Public Health on Wednesday, Oct. 28 reported five COVID-19 deaths.The deceased include two women from Fort Worth in their 70s,...

Barrett swearing-in differs markedly from ‘superspreader’

By AAMER MADHANI and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — This time they mostly wore masks.

Theatre Wesleyan presents Portraits In Black

Portraits In Black, a collection of scenes and monologues on the Black experience by Gus Edwards, will conclude...

UTA to offer new bachelor’s degree in business analytics

Radha Mahapatra, chair of the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management at UTA. Credit: UTA The University of Texas...

Care N’ Care Health Plan adds Methodist Medical Group

Care N’ Care (HMO/PPO) Health Plan added Methodist Medical Group into its provider network, effective Nov. 1. The group currently employs 227...