In the spirit of Valentine’s Day and sharing with others just how much we care, we would like to say thank you to everyone who came out for our 4th Annual Love Your Heart Expo on Feb. 9 at Westfield Montgomery Mall! Washington Adventist and Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Centers provided free heart health screenings, heart healthy cooking and lifestyle demonstrations and educational talks to over 300 people at this year’s event.

Heart health screenings included blood pressure, waist-to-hip ratio, body composition, body mass index, cholesterol finger stick tests and a sleep apnea screening. Participants also received one-on-one counseling with medical experts to review screening results and schedule follow-up tests as needed.

Interactive stage demonstrations taught participants how to cook heart healthy recipes, how to manage stress through laughter, how to incorporate exercise into their daily routine, and provided expert advice on topics including treating atrial fibrillation and women’s heart health. Check out photos from the event by visiting our Facebook page.

Protecting your heart is an important step in preserving your health. That’s why we at Adventist HealthCare are committed to bringing you events, activities and health information to empower you to live a heart healthy life.

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