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Clara Maass Medical Center Presents Heart Smart Choices and Diabetes Alert Day


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 29.1 million people or 9.3 percent of the U.S. population has diabetes, and heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., killing more than 600,000 people each year. Additionally, diabetes can lead to a number of other complications, such as hypertension, stroke and kidney disease. In an effort to reverse these statistics, Clara Maass Medical Center presents “Heart Smart Choices and Diabetes Alert Day” on Tuesday, March 22 at 11:30 a.m. at the Montclair Public Library.

It’s important to know your numbers. This event, led by Diabetes Educator Peggy Ryan, APN, will offer free screenings including blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and BMI, as well as information about how to manage diabetes every day. Lunch will be served to all attendees.

“Heart Smart Choices and Diabetes Alert Day” takes place at the Montclair Public Library located at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Registration is required by calling 973.744.0500 or emailing For more information about upcoming programs at Clara Maass Medical Center, visit where you can also register for seminars and become a member of Clara’s Wellness Club.

About Clara Maass Medical Center
Located in Belleville, NJ, Clara Maass Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, provides a complete continuum of care to residents of northern New Jersey. Clara Maass’ centers and services include The Health and Wellness Center, Nuclear Medicine, The Cancer Center at Clara Maass, Adult Cardiac Services including Diagnostic Services, Cardiac Catheterization, Elective and Emergency Angioplasty and Rehabilitation, The Pain Management Center, The Joint & Spine Institute, a Vascular Center, Same Day Surgery, The Wound Center at Clara Maass, The Center for Sleep Disorders, The Bariatric Surgery Center, Rehabilitation Services, The Eye Surgery Center, Maternity Services and Parent Education, as well as Pediatrics. Clara Maass is an eight-time recipient of the “A” Hospital Safety score from The Leap Frog Group, an independent national nonprofit group measuring hospital safety and quality. For a physician referral or more information about Clara Maass, call 1-888-724-7123 or visit

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