2013 News

Published on February 14, 2013

Every Beat Counts

Free heart-health fair February 23 from Tyler Heart Institute

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Contact: Brenda Moore (831) 625-4544
Communication and Marketing: (831) 625-4505

MARINA, Calif. - Get free health screenings, talk to heart and nutrition experts, meet personal trainers, and more at the 4th annual "Every Beat Counts" heart health fair, being held this year at Peninsula Wellness Center in Marina, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, February 23.

Staff from Community Hospital will provide free blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose screenings — no fasting required — and interpret the results. They'll also offer information on diabetes management, stroke prevention and treatment, sleep apnea, quitting smoking, and CPR. Personal trainers from Peninsula Wellness Center demonstrate use of cardiovascular fitness equipment and provide information on determining training heart rates.
There will be “ask the experts” tables, with Richard Gray, MD, and Debbie Sober, RN, both of Tyler Heart Institute, answering heart questions, and registered dietitians answering nutrition and diabetes questions. The bloodmobile will be there, collecting blood for use in our community.
For more information, call 883-5660. Drop-in — no registration required.
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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