Your heart takes center stage in February, both as you hope for a Valentine from that special someone and because it is American Heart Month. This month, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital will raise awareness of how to prevent cardiovascular diseases, the number one killer of Americans, at their Care For Your Heart health fair.
Scheduled for Friday, February 12, from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Community Center in Newhall, the health fair offers free health education materials, smoking cessation information, and a series of health screenings, including:
- Blood Pressure Monitoring
- Height and Weight Analysis
- Body Fat Analysis
- Oxygen Saturation and Carbon Monoxide Measurement
- Cholesterol Test (12-hour fasting recommended)
- Glucose Test
- Stroke Education
Participants will receive a health passport and summary to record their screening results and Henry Mayo staff will be on hand to answer questions.
The Santa Clarita Community Center is located on 22421 Market Street in Newhall. The health fair is open to the community; admission and health screenings are free.
Did you know that depression and heart disease are linked? In a study of nearly 8,000 people it was found that depression was associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease in both genders, as reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine (Ferketich, Schwartzbaum, Frid, and Moeschberger, 2000).
Because depression can hurt your heart as well as your well-being, Henry Mayo Hospital is also offering a free, anonymous screening for depression and other common mental health conditions. The online screenings are available at: http://mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/Welcome.aspx
We hope that you will honor your heart this month by participating in the free online depression screening, visiting the Care for Your Heart health fair to learn how to make your lifestyle more heart-healthy, and by finding time to share with someone special.
For more information, please call (661) 253-8408.