The New Milford Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice in cooperation with the New Milford Health Department (NMHD) will co-sponsor weekly blood pressure clinics beginning April 23.

Clinics will be held Wednesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on the first floor at Roger Sherman Town Hall, 10 Main St.

High blood pressure is one of several important risk factors that affect your risk of heart disease, according to the American Heart Association.

Uncontrolled high blood pressure can have serious consequences.

It is sometimes called "the silent killer" because high blood pressure has no symptoms, so one may not be aware that it's damaging one's arteries, heart and other organs.

For more information, call the New Milford Health Department at 860-355-6035 or visit www.newmilfordhealth.org.