Free Blood-Pressure Tests For Yonkers' Heart Health Day

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You can get a free blood-pressure screening at the Grinton I. Will Library and the Peter Chema Community Center on Wednesday.
You can get a free blood-pressure screening at the Grinton I. Will Library and the Peter Chema Community Center on Wednesday. Photo Credit: Flickr user Aberdeen Proving Ground

YONKERS, N.Y. -- Yonkers residents can get a free blood-pressure screening at the Grinton I. Will Library and the Peter Chema Community Center on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano announced Tuesday that the City of Yonkers, in partnership with Yonkers Community Health Center Network and St. John’s Riverside Hospital, will host a Yonkers Heart Health Awareness Day.

Spano is encouraging residents to follow the plan for prevention as outlined by the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“Heart Disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but despite the daunting numbers it’s preventable and controllable,” said Spano. “Yonkers Heart Health Awareness Day aims to not only offer free health services, but also raise awareness of the many resources and information available to better protect your health.”

According to the American Heart Association, about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack and about 600,000 die from heart disease in the U,S, every year. Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, costs the U.S. $312.6 billion each year in cost of health-care services, medications, and lost productivity.

The event is being held in conjunction with American Heart Month, which takes place through the month of February. For more information, call the Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services at 914-377-6010.

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