Saturday morning the Lufkin community celebrated American Heart Month.
Woodland Heights Medical Center hosted
hundreds at their Annual Heart Fair.
The event offered free glucose, cholesterol
and blood pressure screenings along with body mass index calculations.
Various health care
vendors were also available to give information on the importance of a healthy
"We celebrate the heart all year
long, in February I guess we pay special attention to it because its so
important to put an emphasis on it and so we think its very important for
people to take a proactive approach and take care of themselves and their
heart," said Jennifer Stevens, Director of Marketing, Woodland Heights
Heart disease is the number one killer
for women and officials say it's the silent killer because symptoms often go
unnoticed. During heart month officials suggest checking with your doctor to
find out your risk for Heart Disease.
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