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5th Annual Women’s Heart Affair
February 9 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Antelope Valley Hospital is celebrating American Heart Month by hosting its fifth annual Women’s Heart Health Affair on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Community Resource Center, 44151 15th Street West in Lancaster. This event will feature free health screenings, beauty services, health presentations, hands-only CPR training, prizes and refreshments.
Attendees are encouraged to dress comfortably and to wear red in honor of American Heart Month. The first 50 attendees receive a free gift. Free health screenings will include cholesterol and blood pressure. Fasting is not required for these screenings. All are welcome; registration is not required.
Heart disease and stroke are serious health issues for women. More women die each year of heart disease than all cancers combined, and each year stroke kills twice as many women as breast cancer. Through this event, the hospital hopes to inform women about their personal risk for heart disease and stroke. Risk factors include smoking; high blood pressure; high blood cholesterol; being overweight or obese; lack of physical activity; unhealthy diet; diabetes and pre-diabetes; and other conditions such as sleep apnea, stress and alcohol abuse.
Participants also are invited to bring their medications and vitamins for a free medication review by a pharmacist who will help identify any potential medication interactions as well as answer questions about each medication.