At HealthFest: Screenings, ‘Virtual’ Bypass, Stroke Info

What: Free Health Screenings available at HealthFest

When: Saturday (Feb. 5), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Mt. Shasta Mall

Cost: Free

Free health screenings will be available Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Mt. Shasta Mall in Redding during Shasta Regional Medical Center’s daylong HealthFest.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Shasta Regional will be educating on the risk factors for heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Screenings will include cholesterol, blood pressure, carotid artery, heart rate and rhythm, and blood sugar levels.

Participants can watch a virtual heart bypass surgery using a cow’s heart by Dr. McConnell, cardiac surgeon, and his team of trained professionals in the Mall’s Center Court at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.

Neurologist Dr. Rabiee will be answering questions from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Stroke Risk Assessment Booth. Diabetes experts — Dr. Khan, Dr. Akman, Lou Castillo, RN, and Joanne Tippin, registered dietitian — will be available in Center Court from 11 a.m. to noon; and Dr. Coronado will be discussing a new, less invasive treatment for varicose veins from noon to 1 p.m.

From 1 to 2 p.m., participants can learn how to get and stay motivated, eat right, move more and live a healthier lifestyle from Shasta Regional’s Healthier U experts.

The best treatment begins with early detection, and Shasta Regional urges the community to take control of their health through this free community event.

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