Over the years, high blood sugar slowly causes damage to blood vessels throughout the body. This is especially true in the heart and brain. As a result, heart disease and stroke are two of the most important health risks for people with diabetes.
These diseases, however, can affect anyone, which is why Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital hosts a quarterly “Care for Your Heart” fair with free health screenings to help keep our community healthy.
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Prevention is the best way to fight these diseases. Knowing the signs and symptoms of stroke and heart disease, and monitoring your blood sugar are steps you can take to reduce your risks.
At Henry Mayo Hospital’s “Care for Your Heart” health fair, attendees have the opportunity to participate in free health screenings, including glucose, cholesterol, and blood pressure monitoring. The next health fair will be held on Friday, August 19, 7:30 am – 10:30 am, at the Newhall Community Center, 22421 Market Street, Newhall.
In addition to the free screenings, attendees will receive valuable health information on stroke symptoms, nutrition, smoking cessation, and more.
For learn more about the “Care for Your Heart” health fair and future dates for health screenings, please call (661) 200-1309.
For more information, visit www.henrymayo.com or call 661-253-8000.
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