High blood pressure is the next subject

A speaker will discuss high blood pressure, including optimal blood pressure levels, at the fourth in a series of five lectures.

Presented jointly by the Fern Creek Medical Center and the Idyllwild Library, the first Interactive Community Lectures address chronic health conditions that can be ameliorated through use of both traditional medicine and integrative alternative treatment options.

Sometimes chronic health conditions, including high blood pressure levels over extended periods of time, progress despite use of conventional medical therapies. The series features presenters from both traditional and alternative medical approaches. Attendees can learn of a variety of modalities and treatments, including diet modification, stress management, acupuncture and meditation that can be used to treat high blood pressure.

The series is free to the public. The high blood pressure lecture is from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, in the Community Room of the Idyllwild Library.