Free Blood Pressure Screenings on “Love Your Heart Day,” February 11, 2016

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For Immediate Release: February 8, 2016                       

Contact:  (714) 834-2178

FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS ON “LOVE YOUR HEART DAY,” FEBRUARY 11, 2016

(Santa Ana) – With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, many of us think about matters of the heart.  This year, give yourself and loved ones a healthy gift from the heart by getting a free blood pressure screening on Thursday, February 11, 2016.

The County of Orange Health Care Agency (HCA) joins community partners and Live Well San Diego to celebrate “Love Your Heart” – a one-day event that empowers participants to take charge of their health by knowing their numbers.

“Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Orange County, accounting for nearly one-in-four deaths per year,” said County Health Officer Dr. Eric Handler. “Many folks are unaware that high blood pressure increases the risk for heart disease and stroke. The good news is that there are many ways to lower your blood pressure. Knowing your numbers is the first step toward hitting your blood pressure target.”

In addition to the free screening being offered at more than 20 locations countywide, attendees will receive information that includes strategies for heart health and a listing of community resources should they need a medical provider that day or in the future.

For more information, please visit http://ochealthinfo.com/phs/about/promo/love_your_heart_day and www.americanheart.org.

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