El Pasoans invited this weekend to stay heart healthy by attending the Heart Health Screening event hosted by The Hospitals of Providence.

The Hospitals of Providence encourages anyone, no matter what age, to make an appointment for this weekend’s free heart health screening event.

February is Heart Month, the perfect time to learn about the risk for heart disease and how to keep the heart healthy through prevention, education, and treatment options.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the old school days of hosting a health fair where tons of people come out are not happening. Instead, the Hospitals of Providence will be taking appointments to allow for social distancing and safety measures.

To Make An Appointment:

The free Heart Health Screening event is open to all El Paso residents and will include blood pressure, glucose, and body mass index BMI screening.  Fasting is also encouraged for accurate results.

According to CDC.gov, high rates of obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking are leading risk factors of heart disease, affecting millions of Americans.

Interested El Pasoans who would like to start a prevention plan to take better care of their heart health should make an appointment soon as spots fill up fast.

Face coverings will be required and all social distancing, sanitizing, and safety measures will be followed.

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