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Mount St. Mary's celebrates Heart Month in February

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Wed, Jan 25th 2017 01:30 pm

Free community lipid panel (cholesterol) screening on Sunday, Feb. 12

Mount St. Mary's Hospital will celebrate Heart Month in February with its annual lipid panel screening on Sunday, Feb. 12, and continuing with a series of events throughout the coming weeks.

Activities will begin on Friday, Feb. 3, when associates will wear red in recognition of "Go Red For Women" awareness day.

During the week of Feb. 6-12, the cardiology department at Mount St. Mary's will have a series of displays in the hospital main (south) lobby featuring information on heart health, diabetes, nutrition, stroke and physical rehabilitation.

The free community lipid panel screening will be from 6:30-10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, in the north lobby of the hospital at 5300 Military Road.

The tests are being conducted by the hospital and will cover cholesterol, triglyceride, HDL and LDL. Results will be mailed directly to the home of individual tested. Last year, when Mount St. Mary's Hospital conducted its free screening, more than 250 people took part.

There will be several stations for testing, and no reservations will be taken. Those planning to take the test are reminded this is a fasting test. Individuals should not eat upon arising and prior to this test.

A complimentary breakfast will be served throughout the morning.

On Tuesday, Feb. 28, cardiologists Dr. Zina Hajduczok and Dr. Benjamin Rueda will present a session at 6 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested. Call 716-298-2145.

For more information on Heart Month events, call 716-298-2145.

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