Blood pressure self-check stations open in Marion County.

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FAIRMONT, W.Va. (WDTV) - New blood pressure self-check stations have opened in Marion County.

The two stations, located in Fairmont, provide a way for people to learn the importance of checking blood pressure ratings.

WVU extension service is partnering with the Marion County Disability Action Center to place the stations across the cities.

One in three adults has high blood pressure. it contributes to more than one thousand deaths per day.

Lauren Prinzo with Marion County Families and Communities Development said she hopes people take advantage of the free service by putting them in common and accessible areas of the city.

"It's really important that we identify early if people have high blood pressure so they can seek help from a medical provider to get it under control," Prinzo said. "Many of the people who have high blood pressure don't know it."

There's no appointment necessary to use the stations. One is at WVU Extension Services on Monroe Street, the other is at the Disability Action Center on Benoni Avenue.