It appears that health issues do matter to residents in Bodden Town and Savannah.
More than 60 residents took advantage of free health screenings offered recently at the Bodden Town Civic Center
Cayman Heart Fund, in conjunction with St. Matthew’s University and Generali Worldwide, sponsored the Know Your Numbers campaign so residents could receive important information on various health matters.
The health fair featured screenings for the public by doctors with help from medical students from St Matthew’s University.
The screenings were for several types of medical conditions, including blood pressure, weight and height, cholesterol, blood sugar and tobacco use.
‘It is good to see such a huge turnout from community residents getting information and checks on these very important health issues,’ said Dr. Sook Yin.
Those who attended the health fair also enjoyed a free heart healthy breakfast.
All data, collected at the screening, will go into the databank of national risk factors of Cayman Islands Cardiovascular Disease, which will hopefully be the starting point for a Cayman Islands Cardiovascular Disease Registry.
Cayman Heart Fund is a non-profit, non-government organisation dedicated to the reduction of heart and circulatory disease in the Cayman Islands. Heart and circulatory disease, known as cardiovascular disease, is the biggest health problem in the Cayman Islands.