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Annual Good Sam heart fair set for March 1

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 3:23 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 3:24 p.m. CDT

DOWNERS GROVE – Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of Americans, and for more than a decade, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital has hosted an annual heart fair to address this national problem in DuPage County.

The Big Boomin’ Heart Fair, from 8 to 11 a.m. March 1 at the Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center, will again provide health screening while educating attendees about the importance of disease prevention and early treatment.

Dr. Peter Kerwin, medical director of the cardiac catheterization lab at Good Samaritan Hospital, says knowing your numbers, especially your LDL cholesterol, is essential to heart health.

“I spend most of my career treating people with heart disease,” he said in a press release. “You want to know your numbers so you don’t need me to fix you.”

The event will include a two-step testing process for monitoring diabetes and cholesterol, including nurse consultation, blood pressure, asthma and BMI screenings, question and answer sessions with cardiologists, and posture and balance screenings.

The heart fair is free to community members, but registration is required.

To register call 800-323-8622 or visit and search for “big boomin’ heart fair”.

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