MinuteClinic offering free heart health tests

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WOONSOCKET, R.I. — As part of its continued support of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Go Red for Women movement during American Heart Month, CVS Health has been offering no-cost Know Your Numbers heart health screenings at MinuteClinic, the company’s retail medical clinic, on selected Thursdays in February. MinuteClinic locations can be found inside selected CVS Pharmacy and Target stores in 33 states and the District of ­Columbia.

“Nearly half of the adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure, which puts people at increased risk for major health problems, including heart attack and stroke,” said Lisa Bisaccia, chief human resources officer at CVS Health, and national volunteer chair for Go Red for Women. “Partnering with world-class organizations like the American Heart Association builds on our enterprisewide efforts to prevent and manage chronic conditions like heart disease.”

Additionally, CVS Pharmacy customers again have an opportunity to give the gift of heart health by making a $1, $3 or more donation to the AHA at the register at their local CVS Pharmacy stores through February 22. The funds raised will be used for lifesaving cardiovascular research and education.

Consumers can get a no-cost heart health preventive screening, supported by Tylenol, to learn the five key personal health numbers that can help them determine their heart disease risk: total cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index.



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