Dignity Health will be holding a heart health fair for women at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center on February 7th, 2020.
There will be complimentary screenings, such as cholesterol testing, blood pressure and blood glucose level checks, weight and body mass index measurements and diet consultations, which will be offered in the hospital’s Healing Garden from 8 a.m. to noon.
Mercy Gilbert Medical Center is at 3555 S. Val Vista Drive in Gilbert.
The goal of the heart health fair is to raise awareness about the signs, symptoms and risks associated with heart disease in an effort to sustain a healthy community in the east valley. In the U.S., approximately 43 million women are living with heart disease.
February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women in the U.S., and approximately one in four women will die of heart disease, but most are unaware of the risks.
Here is the full list of screenings and educational opportunities:
-Blood glucose level
-Blood pressure check
-Scheduling calcium score testing at a discounted rate
-Weight and body mass index (BMI) measurement
-Hands-only CPR instruction
-Ask a pharmacist (bring your current medication list)
-Diet consult with a registered dietitian
-Stress management (receive resources from a social worker)
-Healthy sleep habits
-Enjoy samples of heart-healthy snacks
Come learn about:
-Heart disease-the number one killer of men and women
-Introduction of Women and Children’s Pavilion and Women’s Heart Health Program
You can see the full details of the event by clicking HERE.