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River Parks Heart Healthy Fair attracts large crowd
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River Park Hospital’s Heart Healthy Fair was a big success Saturday morning as around 200 people took advantage of a wide variety of free health services, including free cholesterol and glucose screenings.A total of 130 people signed up for the free screenings, but River Park community relations coordinator Ashley Wright said the facility wanted to offer more than just advice on heart health.“It’s called the Heart Healthy Fair, and we definitely want to educate the community on heart health and the risk factors of heart disease,” Wright said. “But we also have booths here like a foot care booth, some of our physical therapy people, a booth on CPR, and we also have the home health agencies set up, just to give a little variety. Since we always have a big turnout at this health fair we want to give them as much information as we can.”Jay Freemon, who is director of medical and surgical in-patient rehab, has just been appointed clinical coordinator for stroke, was giving free stroke assessments to attendees.“I’m doing a stroke assessment on patients to see if they are at potential risk for stroke,” Freemon said.