ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (January 30, 2014) -- Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) is offering inexpensive cardiac screenings in conjunction with Heart Awareness Month in February that will help residents increase their knowledge of their risk for heart disease. Because some heart conditions don't have symptoms, cardiac risk assessment is important to be able to detect problems early and take preventive measures to lower risk.
The "Know Your Numbers" cardiac screenings will take place throughout February at the Lake Zurich Immediate Care Center, 1201 S. Rand Road, and at the Schaumburg Immediate Care Center, 519 S. Roselle Road. For $20, attendees will take home their cholesterol, glucose, triglyceride levels and blood pressure numbers.
Appointments are available Monday through Friday. Payment is due at the time of registration. For accurate blood test results, the screening requires fasting for 12 hours in advance. Only water and prescribed medications are allowed to be taken. Space is limited, so registration is required by calling 847.618.4YOU (4968).
About Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH)
Serving Chicago's northwest suburbs since 1959, NCH is a comprehensive, patient-centered system of care that serves more than 350,000 outpatients each year, as well as nearly 30,000 inpatients treated annually at the 496-bed acute care hospital in Arlington Heights. The award-winning hospital holds the prestigious Magnet designation for nursing excellence, is designated as a Primary Stroke Center, earned the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval in 2011, and was awarded the Leapfrog Group's designation as one of the nation's Top Hospitals based on quality and safety criteria. NCH has four Immediate Care locations in the northwest suburbs and operates a FastCare Clinic in Palatine. NCH has a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians, which includes the board-certified primary care doctors and specialists of the NCH Medical Group. The individuals identified in this press release are neither agents nor employees of Northwest Community Healthcare, or any of our affiliate organizations. These physicians have selected our facility as a place where they want to treat and care for their private patients. For more information, or to find a doctor on the NCH Medical staff, visit www.nch.org.
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