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02/05/05 - Lufkin

Heart Fair

February is National Heart Month, and in the spirit of staying healthy, Woodland Heights Medical Center sponsored a Heart Fair at the Lufkin Mall Saturday.

Participants were able to get a free blood pressure check, cholesterol screen, and even a relaxing massage. Health experts say the main reason for the event was to educate the public.

Tina McClendon, a RN at The Heart Institute said, "the key to heart disease is prevention. You need to educate people, make them aware of the risk factors, things they can do to prevent them. That way they in turn can help themselves prevent heart disease in themselves."

In addition to the health screening, many people were able to pick up information on diet and exercise.

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