CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy will offer free health screenings Friday, Feb. 7, from 1-3:30 p.m. as part of the American Heart Association's National Wear Red Day, a nationwide education effort to educate women on ways to prevent heart disease and recognize its symptoms.
The free screenings include blood pressure and Body Mass Index (BMI) checks as well as a My Life Check Health Assessment and a customized personal medication chart.
Dr. Sarah Nease, a cardiovascular disease specialist at Charleston Area Medical Center, will speak at 2 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and all attendees will receive a commemorative Go Red dress pin.
According to the American Heart Association, heart disease kills more women annually than all forms of cancer combined.
Events will take place on the University of Charleston campus, located at 2300 MacCorkle Ave., on the first floor of the UC School of Pharmacy Building in Room 105, as well as in the PharmUC Patient Care Clinic.
For more information on this event, contact Jane Condee at janecon...@ucwv.edu or call 304.357.4764.