Published on February 07, 2012
Free heart-health fair February 25
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Contact: Brenda Moore (831) 625-4544
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MONTEREY, Calif. - Get free health screenings, talk to heart and nutrition experts, sample healthy foods, and more at the third annual "Every Beat Counts" heart health fair at Del Monte Shopping Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 25.
The Tyler Heart Institute of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula is joining shopping center stores for a day of free health screenings and fun. Staff from Community Hospital will provide free blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose screenings and interpret the results. They'll also offer information on strokes, sleep apnea, smoking cessation, CPR, and Peninsula Wellness Center, Community Hospital's wellness center in Marina.
There will be "ask the experts" tables, with Richard Gray, MD, and Mike Barber, RN, both of Tyler Heart Institute, answering heart questions, and registered dietitians answering nutrition and diabetes questions.
Around the mall, visitors can listen to a live broadcast by KWAV DJ Candy James while sampling heart-healthy food and watching heart-healthy cooking demonstrations.
Participants may pick up a "passport" at the health fair stations, visit stores and stations to get the passport marked, and then turn it in for prize drawings.
The event is being held as part of American Heart Month, promoted in February by the American Heart Association. For more information, call 883-5660.
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, founded in 1934 and located at 23625 Holman Highway in Monterey, has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of the people it serves. It is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 205 staffed acute-care hospital beds and 28 skilled-nursing beds, delivering a continuum of care from birth to end of life, and every stage in between. It serves the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding communities through locations including the main hospital, outpatient facilities, satellite laboratories, a mental health clinic, a short-term skilled nursing facility, Hospice of the Central Coast, and business offices. Find more information about Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula at www.chomp.org