The month of February brings awareness to cardiovascular disease through National Heart Month. Cardiovascular disease is still the No. 1 cause of death among people in the United States.
There are many ways in which people can improve their heart health. These include getting active, eating better, quitting smoking, managing stress, and controlling cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar.
By visiting the Westport Weston Health District (WWHD), people can receive cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar screenings.
Screenings include LDL and HDL cholesterol levels, blood sugar and triglyceride levels and blood pressure levels.
With the information provided through the screenings, licensed professionals can help people develop a personal plan to make heart-healthy choices. The screenings cost $25; payment may be made with cash, check or Mastercard/Visa.
To make an appointment for a screening, call Monica Wheeler, the director of community nursing, at 203-227-9571, ext 242.