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Free screenings at Fox 2's Healthy Heart Project

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!  It's our 10th Healthy Heart Project -make a date to protect your heart!

The Healthy Heart Project is Saturday, April 26 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.

Participating Sites:

St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center: 11800 E. 12 Mile Rd.  Warren, MI 48093
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  • Providence Hospital: Southfield: 16001 W. 9 Mile Road in Southfield (9 Mile and Greenfield)

    Event Specifics:
    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.

    On-the-Spot Results
    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.

    Registration Details
    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.

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