HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — It’s Nationwide Girls’s Well being Week, so CVS is providing free coronary heart well being screenings for girls throughout the nation via Saturday.
These are taking place on the greater than 1,100 MinuteClinic locations throughout the nation, together with these in York, Lancaster and Susquehanna Township.
The purpose of all that is to assist ladies perceive their threat for coronary heart illness, which stays the primary killer of each women and men within the U.S.
CVS says almost 80% of cardiac occasions could be prevented, however there’s a lack of understanding and understanding about dangers.
That’s why preventative care like these screenings is vital.
They solely takes a couple of minutes. There are walk-ins or you possibly can schedule an appointment on-line.
Should you come to a screening, you’ll simply have to do a finger prick and a few different measurements to be taught 5 private well being numbers that may assist decide your threat for coronary heart illness.
These embody unhealthy ldl cholesterol, good ldl cholesterol, blood strain, blood sugar and mass physique index.
“Information is basically energy in quite a lot of methods, and in a 12 months when so many people have been couped up, exercising much less, consuming extra, perhaps ingesting a bit of an excessive amount of and even taking on smoking once more, rejoining your well being journey once more and having the ability to use these numbers as a motivator to get to higher well being,” mentioned Jessica Clabaugh, a nurse practitioner at CVS.
If wanted, the nurse practitioners can share recommendations on eating regimen and train, start the method for additional blood exams and join you with different sources.
To mark the particular week, CVS can be providing offers for girls’s wellness merchandise and is elevating cash for the American Coronary heart Affiliation and “Go Crimson for Girls” at shops or on-line.
Free vouchers for the screenings could be discovered on the CVS website. They are often printed or proven on the clinic on a cell gadget.