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No one wants to experience an emergency, but it's best to be prepared. Here are some tips from the American College of Emergency Physicians that all members of your household should know:
Keep a first-aid kit in your home, as well as in your car.
Know the warning signs for conditions such as stroke or heart attack.
Organize your family's medical information. You should keep a list of medications and dosages that are taken by you and other family members.
Look through your house for safety hazards and eliminate them.
Take a first-aid class.
Keep emergency numbers near the telephones in your home.
The Heart Attack Risk Program (HARP) can help you see where you stand on each of the key modifiable risk factors. The screening includes:
- Total Cholesterol
- Blood Sugar
- HDL Cholesterol
- Non-HLD Cholesterol
- LDL Cholesterol
- TC/HDL Ratio
- Bilateral Blood Pressures
- Weight/BMI/Waist Circumference
- Confidential Counseling with a Registered Nurse
Screenings cost just $25.00, cash or check accepted. Results are available while you wait. Participants are required to fast for 12-hours prior to testing.
Click here for a screening schedule
For more information contact:
Kristen G. Ford
Heart Attack Risk Program Coordinator
220 Campus Blvd., Suite 200
Winchester, VA 22601