March 15, 2014
FISHERSVILLE--- February is Heart Health Month. Wednesday night, Augusta Health held its annual Heart Health Fair.
The event offered free screenings to test for heart issues, including corodid screenings, cholesterol, and blood sugar. The pulminary function test was also very popular. It checks for lung disease and other breathing issues. Staff provided information on heart health, and gave us some pointers for those who couldn't attend.
"I would tell them to try to live a healthy lifestyle, and the key things to do with that would be to eat right, exercise at least 3 or 4 times a week for 20 or 30 minutes, and try to quit smoking," said Mark Masonheimer, Administrative Director for Cardiovascular Services.
Staff told us that the free tests sometimes find issues in people who otherwise do not show symptoms. They urge the public to attend next year.