CVS Health is offering Know Your Numbers
heart health screenings at MinuteClinic, the company's retail medical clinic, every Thursday in February, including Valentine's Day.
"Know Your Number
is by no means a standard health risk-assessment tool," comments Joe Heidrick, who holds the post of program coordinator at Kerr Drug.
"Kerr Drug has a history of innovative health care, and we believe offering the Know Your Number
test continues that tradition," says Anthony Civello, president and chief executive officer of Kerr Drug.
Under a licensing agreement Kerr became the first chain to offer Know Your Number
Know Your Number
predicts an individual's risks of developing such preventable, obesity-related diseases as diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Under terms of a licensing agreement, Kerr will be the first chain to offer Know Your Number
. The tool predicts the onset of preventable diseases, compares individuals' current health status against their peers, reveals which of their chronic disease risks are modifiable and lets them know what factors (e.g., lack of exercise, smoking) are contributing to the risks of developing specific chronic conditions.
Hemini Bharadia, Know Your Numbers
! Week Campaign Manager, Blood Pressure UK says: "High blood pressure does not discriminate on age or gender - people are dying unnecessarily because they fail to take such simple steps to reduce their blood pressure.
The Know Your Numbers
! Campaign is the UK's biggest blood pressure testing event held at Pressure Stations around the country from 12-18 September 2016.
Visit www.bloodpressureuk.org/kyn to see where your nearest Pressure Station is located and to find out more information on Know Your Numbers
"Once you know your numbers
, you can take the necessary measures to reduce the burden of a particular disease.
For more information visit www.tees.nhs.uk or to find out more about the Know Your Numbers
! campaign, visit www.bpassoc.org.uk/kyn
The charity's Know Your Numbers
week last year was designed to raise awareness of high blood pressure and encourage people to be tested.