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Well and Good: Healthy-Heart Screenings

Texas is a leader in the nation in so many ways – our world-class colleges and universities, a thriving and innovative business climate, great hospitals and medical care. But there’s one area where we really don’t want to be leaders – in cases of heart disease.

Right now, Texas is right about in the middle of the nation when it comes to incidence of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death nationally. About 40,000 Texans die from some form of cardiovascular disease every year. Wouldn’t it be great to drive those numbers down?

Experts agree that regular screenings are one of the best ways to help identify potential cardiovascular problems, so you and your physician can prevent and treat complications. So at FRESH, we provide several tools to help you keep your heart healthy and happy.

We offer a complimentary blood pressure machine right in our pharmacy, so you can check your blood pressure at your convenience while doing your weekly shopping. Our pharmacists also can provide more advanced screenings, including body fat composition analysis and cholesterol screenings. Our full profile, which requires that you fast, checks triglycerides, HDL cholesterol, and cholesterol and glucose. A mini-profile, which does not require fasting, gives readings on total Cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and glucose.

These screenings are available upon request during pharmacy hours, which are:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

And, for more incentive: We’re offering a special discounted rate during our Taste of Texas Celebration, through June 14. Come in to get $5 off a normal $20 mini-screening or $25 full screening.