Instead of preparing for a romantic night out on Valentine’s Day, on Feb. 14 officials at the Cicero Health Department were busy educating people on ways to protect the heart.
The annual Healthy Heart Program at the Cicero Community Center focused on providing insight into how to keep hearts ticking and strong throughout the year. Sponsored by Town President Larry Dominick and the Health Department, the program coincides with American Heart month and provides screening services and medical information for residents to know how the body is doing and what steps people can take to have a long life.
“Heart disease is the leading cause of death for Americans today,” said Sue Grazzini, director of the Health Department. “Efforts like these go a long way to learn about early detection and what someone can do to prevent a heart attack or heart failure in the future. This is why President Dominick has continually been the best champion for maintaining excellent medical services so Cicero residents have every chance to succeed in their quest for a healthy life,” Grazzini said.
Attendees at the Healthy Heart Program received free cholesterol and glucose screenings, blood pressure testing, BMI testing, blood oxygen testing, and much more. Cicero residents were able to receive tips and heart-healthy recipes to help promote better health in our community.