Health Center offers discounted heart health screenings
While February is traditionally the month for heart-shaped candies and valentine cards, the Knox County Community Health Center recognizes all things heart-related during American Heart Month with an emphasis on how patients can take better care of their hearts. This annual recognition began in 1963 to encourage Americans to join the battle against heart disease.
As part of American Heart Month, the Community Health Center is offering a $20 discounted screening package, which includes: blood pressure, BMI, glucose check, and a full lipid panel. These screenings are available at the Health Center’s Mount Vernon and Danville locations for a limited time and by appointment only. For more information or to make an appointment, call the Community Health Center at 740-399-8008.
“Coronary artery disease (CAD), also known as coronary heart disease, is the most common form of heart disease in Knox County,” said Health Center Nurse Practitioner Jackie Neighbarger. “It kills more Americans annually than the next seven leading causes of death COMBINED!” (read more)