February is American Heart Month, a time set aside to focus on heart health, not only for yourself, but for your loved ones. According to the Centers for Disease Control:
- Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.
- More than 616,000 people died of heart disease in 2008, causing almost 25% of deaths in the U.S.
- Every year about 785,000 Americans have a first heart attack.
On Wednesday, February 29 from 3:45 p.m. until 6:30 p.m there will be a heart risk screening at the LifeBridge Health Medical Care Center at Mays Chapel at the office of Michael Pressel, M.D., a cardiologist at the Heart Center at Sinai. The center is located at 12221 Tullamore Road in Timonium, Maryland.
Participants will receive a comprehensive screening including a lipid panel, metabolic blood profile, heart health awareness assessment, body composition analysis, exercise and nutrition information, as well as brief counseling and education with a registered nurse. In addition Dr. Pressel will host a talk about heart health.
There is $20.00 fee and appointments are required. Light refreshments will be served after participants go through the screening process.
For more information and/or to reserve a space, call (410) 601 WELL(9355) or register online here.
To schedule an appointment with one of our highly trained physicians and find out why LifeBridge Health is Baltimore's premiere health care organization, call 410-601-WELL.
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