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Free healthy heart with EKG screening is Aug. 9 in South Point

SOUTH POINT — King’s Daughters Medical Center is offering a free healthy heart and EKG screening beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, on the KDMC Mobile Health Unit at South Point Food Fair, 409 Solida Road.

A Kentucky Heart Institute heart specialist will review screening results.

The screening, which includes an EKG, total cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and blood oxygen levels, is sponsored by King’s Daughters in cooperation with the Kentucky Heart Foundation. Appointments are required and may be made by calling 1-888-377-KDMC (5362). Fasting is not required.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., accounting for more than 34 percent of all deaths annually.