Heart disease is America's number one killer. Reduce your risk and join FOX 2 and St. John Providence Health System for the Healthy Heart Project!
To offer another way to participate in the St. John Providence Health System Healthy Heart Project, Dr. Jay Hamze of St. John Macomb Oakland Hospital will answer questions in a live chat room from 8:00a.m. to 10:00 a.m. When the chat is over, read the replay to see answers to questions posed.
The Healthy Heart Project is Saturday, April 27 from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. (registration ends at 10:00 a.m.) at two St. John Providence Health System locations.
It's a day devoted to heart disease prevention -- you'll get free heart health screenings with on-the-spot results and expert advice on adopting a heart healthy lifestyle.
Free Screenings and Tests Include:
Electrocardiogram (EKG). Get a real time look at your heart with an EKG -- it's an electrical recording of the heart used in the investigation of heart disease.
Blood pressure to check for hypertension, one of the first signs of a cardiovascular problem.
Body mass index, which is a measurement used to determine obesity, a leading contributor to cardiovascular problems.
Plus, a blood glucose test (no fasting required), heart risk assessment test and expert advice on nutrition, fitness, quitting smoking and stress management.
A physician will review your test results with you on site, and you'll have a personal consultation with a registered nurse to discuss your risk factors. Plus, you'll get recommendations for improving your heart health. There will also be an "expo" area with exhibits about heart-related topics including diet, exercise, diabetes and stress reduction.
It's a whole heart check-up, all brought to you by St. John Providence Health System and FOX 2.
The event is open from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Registration for the free screenings ends at 10:00 a.m. Parking is free, and the event is free.