CVS is offering free heart screenings to bring awareness to heart disease

Health

February is heart month, and CVS is trying to bring awareness to heart disease.

That’s why they’ve partnered with the American Heart Association to offer free screenings. 

Nurse practioner Rebekah Smith says, with one-in-three Americans having high blood pressure, high cholesterol or a combination of both; screenings are important.

“Heart disease, despite the strides we have made, remains the number one killer of men and women in the United States,” said Smith.

Smith adds people over 40, smokers and those at risk for heart disease should check to see if they are at risk.

Diet and exercise also help in reducing heart disease.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.