Free health screenings
Residents are being offered free health screenings at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (KEMH) as part of Healthy Heart Month.
Nurses will offer the screenings in the hospital lobby between 11am and 20pm on Wednesday.
“Heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women around the world and affects half of all Bermudians,” says Norma Smith, Director of Outpatient Services for Bermuda Hospitals Board. “While lifestyle changes are the best way to combat and prevent heart disease, people need to understand their own risk for the disease. It could be the difference between life and death.”
Research has shown that by controlling risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, weight and physical activity, the chances of developing this debilitating and sometimes fatal condition can be reduced.
Testing, carried out by a team of hospital nursing professionals, will include:
Ÿ Blood pressure
Ÿ Blood sugar
Ÿ Weight circumference
Ÿ Body Mass Index