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Women Invited to Sign Up for Free Women’s Heart Health Screening

Heart disease is the # 1 killer of Huntingdon County women and statistics show that women in the southern Huntingdon County region have an increased incidence of heart disease. Of those women who die suddenly from coronary heart disease, a shocking 64% have no previous symptoms of this disease. Often times, heart disease symptoms go unnoticed and untreated. However, through awareness, education and early detection, women can take an active role in improving their heart health and reducing their risk for heart disease.

J.C. Blair’s Women’s Heart Health Initiative is sponsoring a FREE Women’s Heart Health Screening at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Shade Gap on Saturday, March 21st. The individualized screening takes about 30 minutes. Appointments are being scheduled from 8:30 - 11:00 a.m.

The screening includes:
• Comprehensive Clinical Assessment
• Free Cholesterol Screening
• Completion of Detailed Questionnaire
• Personal Consultation with J.C. Blair and Community Nurses
• Heart Healthy Refreshments, Cookbooks and other Give-A-Ways

This screening is made possible through J.C. Blair’s Women’s Heart Health Initiative which is funded through private donations specifically dedicated to this program. The goal of this initiative is to raise awareness and educate women, their families and friends, caretakers, physicians, and nurses about heart disease in women and the importance of early detection.

To schedule an appointment, call Women’s Heart Health Coordinator Rachelle Hopsicker at (814) 386-5729 or email at hearthealthy@verizon.net.