The Heart-to-Heart Community Outreach Program goes into communities throughout NYC twice a month to screen New Yorkers for heart disease and diabetes. The screening takes about a half an hour from start to finish. We begin by measuring each participant's height, weight, waist circumference and blood pressure. We then ask a series of questions to get a better idea about the participant's lifestyle and overall health status. Next, a small amount of blood is taken via finger stick and we check for blood glucose, hemoglobin A1C, total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and tryglycerides-these blood results are available in 6 minutes. Finally, each participant has an individual consultation with one of our physicians, where they discuss their results, concerns about heart health, and possible interventions and lifestyle changes to promote better health and well-being.
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A free health screening program carried out in New York City’s underserved and minority communities.
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