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January
2015
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Wesley Health & Wellness Center Hosts HeartCheck®

HeartCheck volunteers

Nurses and volunteers from Methodist Healthcare Ministries and Methodist Healthcare System teamed up to offer HeartCheck®, a free health clinic, at the Wesley Health & Wellness Center on Saturday, Nov. 15. HeartCheck® is a service of Methodist Healthcare that offers health screenings, vaccinations, nutrition information and onsite nurses through free events that are open to the public.

"It is important for everyone to be aware of his or her health profile. Knowing your numbers for cholesterol and blood pressure can help protect your heart. That is why I enjoy participating in HeartCheck®. We are providing the attendees with valuable information to help them reach their healthy living goals." explained Carole Harris, community relations specialist at Methodist Healthcare System.

HeartCheck® attendees were offered a variety of free health screenings, including a complete lipid profile, glucose check, blood pressure analysis and body mass index assessment. The popular "Ask a Registered Nurse" booth provided participants with an opportunity to receive answers to health-related questions from onsite nurses in a private and safe environment. Walgreens also provided flu vaccines.

"What's most touching is knowing that the clinic reaches many who otherwise couldn't receive such valuable information and dedicated attention," added Carole Harris.

To learn more about HeartCheck®, visit www.SAHealth.com.