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Lufkin hospital celebrates American Heart Month

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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 heart.

"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 Medical Center.

 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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