Doctor Bud Lawrence M.D. gives details about a new High Sensitivity Troponin blood test that can detect heart attack in patients in three hours versus the standard fifteen hours test during a press conference held at the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Education Center on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. Dan Watson/The Signal.

Hospital: Time to ‘Care For Your Heart’

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is hosting a free community heart health fair at the Canyon Country Community Center on Friday, May 10.

Health care officials say heart health is important, no matter your age, which means making smart choices now that will pay off for the rest of your life. In fact, 116.4 million, or 46%, of U.S. adults are estimated to have high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association.

The Care For Your Heart fair will offer blood pressure monitoring, body composition, and a height and weight analysis as well as a carotid artery screening and cholesterol and glucose tests.

Those wishing to have the cholesterol and glucose tests done are recommended to fast for 12 hours prior to the event.

Additional resources will be available for those looking to learn more about diabetes management, nutrition or stroke awareness.

The event is free to attend and no RSVP is required. It will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 10, at the Canyon Country Community Center, located at 18792 Flying Tiger Drive in Canyon Country. For more information, call 661-200-1306.

Advertisement

Latest Stories