Monday, August 23, 2010

Pekin Hospital to Offer Cardiovascular Screenings

Pekin Hospital will offer free screenings to help you learn your risk of cardiovascular disease on September 2 from 7 – 10 a.m. at the Delavan United Methodist Church located at 417 S. Locust in Delavan, Illinois. Screenings offered at the event are: cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose, blood pressure, and body mass index. Information will also be shared on exercise, smoking cessation, and stress.

To register for the free screenings, please call Pekin Hospital’s Wellness Center at (309) 353-0334.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is responsible for nearly twice as many deaths in women as compared to all forms of cancer. You could be the one in three women who have some form of CVD. The good news is that HeartCaring can help you understand and reduce your risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or blood clot. HeartCaring hospitals all over the U.S. and in your community are conducting screenings for these and other cardiovascular risks.

Pekin Hospital’s participation is part of its ongoing involvement in the national HeartCaring® program, developed in partnership with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) The Heart Truth, is powered by Spirit Health Group® and activated by U.S. hospitals that ascribe to the highest standards of excellence in women’s health, education, and community outreach. HeartCaring is sponsored in part by The Bristol-Myers Squibb/Sanofi Pharmaceuticals Partnership and Philips Healthcare, with educational support from the Vascular Disease Foundation, the Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) Coalition, and the Venous Disease Coalition.

For more information about cardiovascular disease, go to http://www.heartcaring.com/.

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