TOMS RIVER, NJ, FEBRUARY 2, 2009 – Heart
disease and stroke are the number one killer of American adults,
claiming more lives than all forms of cancer. Since 1963, the United
States Congress has proclaimed February “American Heart Month” to
educate the public on the dangers of heart disease and the importance
of a heart-healthy lifestyle.
To celebrate American Heart Month, Community Medical Center will
hold its fourth annual “Heart Fair” on Wednesday, February
11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the hospital’s Outpatient Lobby.
The event is free and pre-registration is not required. Participants
may stop by throughout the day and learn the basic steps to take
to achieve optimal heart health. Free blood pressure screenings
and glucose testing will be available. Information on all of Community
Medical Center’s cardiac services will be available, including
its newest service – elective angioplasty – which will
begin being performed in Spring 2009.
There will be a drawing for a prize basket and take-away information
on many aspects of heart disease detection, prevention and treatment.
For more information on any of Community Medical Center’s
cardiac programs, or for referral to a physician, call 1-888-724-7123
or visit www.barnabashealth.org.
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