Washington, Mo. – Mercy will be at the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk and the Wake Up to Wellness Health Fair on Saturday, March 9, providing heart health screenings and information, and even sponsoring a kids’ art contest.
“Learning your risk factors for heart disease and taking action to control those risks could be the most important thing you do, because it might save your life,” said Mercy Clinic cardiologist Joseph Polizzi, MD. “At these events, we’ll offer the basic heart health screenings and offer counseling. You’ll learn what causes most heart attacks, what the symptoms are and what you can do to prevent heart attacks.”
The Mercy Heart Fair will be held at the American Heart Association Heart Walk at the Washington Fairgrounds. Free heart health screenings will be available in a heated tent. Mercy health care specialists, including Mercy Clinic Heart and Vascular cardiologists, will answer questions and offer health advice. Also on March 9, Mercy will offer the same heart health screenings - body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and HDL cholesterol – at the Wake Up to Wellness Health Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the City Auditorium, 205 High St. in Washington. Mercy will also have nutritionist and other health exerts available to offer health information.
Mercy Hospital Auxiliary Washington is sponsoring the poster contest at the Wake up to Wellness Health Fair, which is hosted by the city of Washington. The auxiliary provided area elementary schools with instructions for the contest. The contest is based on how well the artists represented the “wake up to wellness” theme and their artistic abilities. Auxiliary members will pick up the posters March 1. Auxiliary members will also serve as judges for the contest on March 9, where prizes will be awarded at 2 p.m. March 9 at the City Auditorium.