UPMC promotes heart health with screenings and events

WILLIAMSPORT – February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death among men and women in the U.S., so UPMC encourages you to make time for your heart this month. The health system will offer a variety of heart health educational events and screenings all month long.

–Fall In Love With Your Heart, Saturday, Feb. 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., UPMC Health Plan Connect Center, Loyal Plaza, 1925 E. 3rd St., Williamsport.Join UPMC Health Plan and fall in love with heart health. Health care experts from UPMC Heart & Vascular Institute will be available to answer your heart health questions and provide education on how to lower your risk of heart disease. Blood pressure screenings, BMI evaluations, biometric screenings via finger stick, and free giveaways will be available. For more information, call 570-322-9620.

–Heart Healthy Expo, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Main Lobby, UPMC Williamsport, 700 High St., Williamsport UPMC Williamsport will host a free expo, centered around heart health. Participate in free cholesterol and blood pressure screenings, BMI evaluations, and receive free heart health information.

— Low-Cost, All-Inclusive Blood Screenings provide important information about your health. Participants must consult their physician about what test(s) may be most beneficial. Cash, check, or credit card payment is required at the time of service. To register, call 570-321-3210. Screenings are scheduled Saturday, Feb. 8, 6:30 a.m. to noon at UPMC Muncy, 215 E. Water St.; Tuesday, Feb. 18, 6:30 a.m. to noon at UPMC Wellsboro, 32 Central Ave.; and Wednesday, Feb. 19, 6:30 a.m. to noon at the Medical Plaza at Lock Haven, 610 High St.

— Spirit of Women Fit & Fab will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m. to noon at Clearstory at the Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Ave., Building 6, Second Floor, Williamsport. Women age 18 to 54 are invited to join UPMC’s Spirit of Women program for a free and uplifting morning of fitness, health education, and shopping. Registration is required. Register online at SusquehannaWomen.org or call 1-888-720-8461.