The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – As a way to create awareness among the public about heart disease, the community of San Pablo de Heredia is hosting a Health Fair on Saturday, September 27 from 8:00 am.
Under the concept ‘San Pablo pure life, pure health’ they will be taking blood pressure and assessing nutrition and cardiovascular health to determine any risk of heart problems, brain and circulation in the next 10 years.
According to Dr. Alicia Juarez, medical coordinator Coopesiba, cardiovascular diseases are one of the main problems handled by the Health Clinic of San Pablo, hence the importance of awareness for the population about healthy lifestyles and controlling modifiable risk factors such as smoking and physical inactivity.
Also, they will be educating people on the proper way to prepare before blood tests and the appropriate use of medicines for blood sugar, high blood pressure and cholesterol.
There will be valuable information for pregnant women, such as newborn care and their first years of life, related to food, clothing, skin care, importance of folic acid intake and adequate prenatal care.
Material on maternal attachment, early mental stimulation and timely dental care for children from ages 0-2 years will also distributed.
The Ministry of Health will also be present at the fair with information on smoke-free tobacco, dengue and chikungunya.
The Costa Rica event takes place in the Plaza de Deportes in San Pablo de Heredia as part of the celebrations of World Heart Day, from 8 am to noon and will be open to the public.
The Costa Rica News (TCRN)
San Jose, Costa Rica