Team Up for Healthy Hearts!
Burtonsville, MD (PRWEB) September 27, 2007
Lifeclinic International, Inc., will be participating in the World Heart Federation's World Heart Day 2007 by conducting a week long health screening at the Washington, DC headquarters office of the Pan American Health Organization for the week of September 23, 2007.
"I think that we have a common mission which is to increase the number of persons who regularly check their blood pressure," said Dr. Alalfia Samuels, Health Promotion Advisor for the Pan American division of the World Health Organization. "The screenings will be conducted as part of our celebration of World Hearth Health Day to highlight the importance of blood pressure control in heart health," continued Dr. Samuels.
Heart disease and stroke is the world's largest killer, claiming 17.5 million lives each year. World Heart Day was created by the World Heart Federaton to create public awareness of risk factors for heart disease and stroke and to promote preventive measures.
The theme of this year's World Heart Day is "Team Up for Healthy Hearts!" Organized by World Heart Federation members and partners, World Heart Day activities include free screenings, walks, runs, jump rope sessions, fitness events, public talks, scientific forums, exhibitions, concerts, sports tournaments and much more (http://www.world-heart-federation.org).
About Lifeclinic International, Inc. Lifeclinic (http://www.lifeclinic.com) was established in 1976 as Vita-Stat Medical Services, Inc. Since then, it has grown to be the world's largest supplier of commercial, automated, health stations. Lifeclinic health stations can be found in over 30,000 pharmacies and 5,000 worksites, medical clinics and health clubs worldwide, providing 400 million blood pressure measurements annually. Lifeclinic health management systems encourage individuals to take an active role in their healthcare and provide corporate management with tools to help reduce costs while simultaneously improving the health of individual employees.