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Walla Walla General Hospital's Health Van Provides Free Screenings as Part of American Heart Month

General WALLA WALLA, Wash.— More women die of cardiovascular disease than the next five causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer, according to the American Heart Association. Ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease, and yet only one in five women believe that heart disease is her greatest threat. Yet so many men also suffer from heart disease that we often think of it as just a man’s problem. 

Walla Walla General Hospital invites both men and women in the community to be part of the solution and raise awareness for heart disease—globally and individually. 

WWGH has several special events planned for American Heart Month:

1. To kick off this Heart Health week, WWGH employees encourage individuals to join them in wearing red on Friday, Feb. 5, as a way to raise awareness of women’s heart disease. 

2. Walla Walla General Hospital is also offering free screenings through our roving Health Van to help identify risk factors relating to heart disease.

Beginning Sunday, Feb. 7, the Health Van will be at a different location each day throughout the week. Community members are invited to stop by the Health Van to get their blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar checked. On several days a health care provider will also be available to discuss the results of the tests. 

Look for the Health Van in these locations:
•    Sunday, Feb. 7, - Walmart (1-6 p.m.)
•    Monday, Feb 8, - Andy’s Market (3-6 p.m.)
•    Tuesday, Feb. 9, - Super 1 Foods (3-6 p.m.)
•    Wednesday, Feb. 10, - Albertson’s (3-6 p.m.)
•    Thursday, Feb. 11, - Downtown Walla Walla in the parking lot behind Heritage Park (11 a.m.-6 p.m.)

The Health Van will also provide free screenings to the employees of several large businesses in Walla Walla in the mornings. 

For more information call (509)-522-2424.