On Monday February 18, Huguley Hospital’s Mobile Health Services Bus will be stationed in the parking lot Of St. Matthews Church 380 N W Tarrant Avenue in Burleson. The health bus features basic medical checks and inoculations at low cost for people who are uninsured or are unable to get to the hospital. The hours of operation are 9-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3 p.m.
The medical checks that are available include blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, osteoporosis, vision and STD. The immunizations cover the basic childhood and adult requirements plus flu, pneumonia, Hepatitis A & B and Tetanus.
On Tuesday February 19, the American Heart Association will host a lecture on the correlation between diabetes and the heart. The location of this event will be at Tarrant County Public Health 1101 So. Main St. Fort Worth. Please attend this free and important talk that will give you tips on how to improve your health.
On Thursday February 21, Megan Holloway R. A., L.D. will be offering her spring nutrition class at the Huguley Hospital Memorial Fitness Center Amphitheater 11801 So Freeway (I-35) Burleson. The lecture will be entitled ‘Heart Healthy Diet’ and will give easy steps to make your diet more heart conscious. There will be two sessions of the class one at 10 a.m. and the other at 7 p.m. For more information on this talk please contact 817-568-3155.
February is National Heart Month when health care organizations bring awareness to taking better care of our heart. The Center for Disease Control estimates that one in four people die from heart disease a year that is about 600,000 lives lost. Seventy five thousand Americans have a heart attack in one year costing our country $312.6 billion a year which includes medical, prescription, expenses and lost wages. These conditions play a major factor in disabilities and prevent the full enjoyment of life.
There is reason to be optimistic-there is more information and change can happen. Maybe one of the lectures is a good place to start making subtle changes in your diet.