Free Heart and Health Screenings in February at Saint Francis Healthcare

February is American Heart Month, making it the perfect time to get a free heart screening at Saint Francis Healthcare.

The free Heart & Health Screenings are offered every Wednesday in February. Normally, heart health screenings are $30. Space is limited so call 573-331-3996 to register.

The screenings are located at the Saint Francis Medical Center Health and Wellness Conference Center at 150 S. Mount Auburn Road (Entrance 8) (map) on February 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 7 – 10am.

Heart & Health Screenings require a 10- to 12-hour fast beforehand. During the fast, drink plenty of water and continue taking prescription medications (with water only).

Dr. Joshua Donis, MD, FACC

Dr. Joshua Donis, MD, FACC

“It’s important to screen for heart conditions because most of these conditions do not cause any symptoms,” said Joshua Donis, MD, FACC with Cape Cardiology Group. “People may not realize their health is at risk.”

The free Heart & Health Screenings include a total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, cardiac risk ratio, glucose and blood pressure check.

According to the American Heart Association® and the American Stroke AssociationSM, cardio-vascular disease is the underlying cause of death in one of every three deaths in the United States. Monitor your risk for coronary heart disease and other health risks through the Heart & Health Screenings provided by Saint Francis.

Located on the Saint Francis Medical Center campus at 150 S. Mount Auburn Road, the Health and Wellness Center is a medically integrated facility combining fitness, wellness and rehabilitation under one roof. The 147,000-square-foot, four-story building offers the Cape Girardeau community a complete continuum of programs and services designed to fit the unique health profiles and fitness goals for each person served. The Health and Wellness Center houses Fitness Plus, a state-of-the-art fitness facility rated “#1 Medical Fitness Center in the Country Open Less Than Three Years” by the Medical Fitness Association and the winner of the 2006 Nova7 Award from Fitness Management magazine for Facility Design, Construction and Decoration; an aquatics area with three pools, including a uniquely designed rehabilitation therapy pool; the region’s largest indoor track; Kids Plus baby-sitting and youth activities; Deli Plus offering Starbucks® coffee; Pharmacy Plus; Outpatient Rehabilitation Services; the Diabetes Center; Biometrics®; Sports Medicine featuring Frappier® Acceleration and physician offices.

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