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St. Mary’s Offers Health Screenings for Heart Month

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Cardiovascular disease is any disease that affects the heart or blood vessels, such as a heart attack or stroke. Are you at risk? Knowing and managing your risk factors is a vital action to prevent a cardiac event.

Risk factors that can be changed and/or managed are physical inactivity, overweight/obesity, tobacco use, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes.

Since February is Heart Disease Awareness Month for Women we’d like to remind you that:
- Heart disease is the number 1 killer of women
- Heart disease causes 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year, killing approximately 1 woman each minute
- An estimated 43 MILLION women in the U.S are affected by heart disease.
- 90 percent of women have 1 or more risk factors for developing heart disease

Prevention is key! You can know your numbers by scheduling a Take Charge! Health Screening for the month of February. Take Charge! is a quick and easy screening that includes: A written health risk assessment (HRA), height, weight, blood pressure, BMI, total cholesterol testing, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, and blood glucose (blood sugar). As part of the program, you will receive a personalized review of your results and health risks that will be explained to you by an exercise physiologist followed by health education.

Please call Prevention & Wellness at 777-8898 to schedule your screening. These screenings are open to everyone and cost $35.

St. Mary’s is also encouraging everyone to Wear Red on Friday, February 1, 2013 to raise awareness of heart disease.

Free Community Health Screenings From St. Mary’s Take Charge!

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

4/30/12 

Are you worried you may be at risk for heart disease? Cardiovascular disease (CVD or CAD) is any disease that affects the heart or blood vessels, such as a heart attack or stroke. Managing your risk factors is a vital action you can take to help reduce your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Risk factors that can be changed and/or managed are physical inactivity, overweight/obesity, tobacco use, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes.

Take Charge! is a quick and easy screening that includes testing your total cholesterol and HDL “good cholesterol” along with a written health risk assessment, height, weight, and blood pressure measurement. As part of the program, you will receive a personalized review of your results and health risks that will be explained to you by an exercise physiologist followed by health education.

St. Mary’s Prevention and Wellness department will be holding free Take Charge! screenings on May 14, 17, and 23. Appointments are limited so schedule your appointment by calling 777-8898 today!

St. Mary’s Take Charge! Community Screenings 2011

Monday, January 10th, 2011

FEBRUARY (Heart disease awareness month for women!) 

Are you worried you may be at risk for heart disease?  Cardiovascular disease (CVD or CAD) is any disease that affects the heart or blood vessels, such as a heart attack or stroke.  Managing your risk factors is a vital action you can take to help reduce your risk of having a heart attack or stroke.  Risk factors that can be changed and/or managed are physical inactivity, overweight/obesity, tobacco use, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes. 

Take Charge! is a quick and easy screening that includes testing your total cholesterol and HDL “good cholesterol” along with a written health risk assessment, height, weight, and blood pressure measurement.  As part of the program, you will receive a personalized review of your results and health risks that will be explained to you by an exercise physiologist followed by health education.  Cost: $25 

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, please call Prevention & Wellness at 777-8771.  Screenings are by appointment only.