GMC to host heart health event

DULUTH -- In honor of the recent opening of its Strickland Heart Center, Gwinnett Medical Center will be asking residents to "Take the Pledge for a Healthy Heart" in February.

The event, held Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Gwinnett Center, will offer screenings, educational booths, cooking demonstrations and fitness classes. Booths will include heart health risk assessments, stroke risk assessments, health risk counseling, nutrition consultations and more.

Screenings include total cholesterol, glucose, full lipid profile, body fat composition and others.

The event will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Admission is free and a continental breakfast will be served.

To register, call 678-312-5000 or visit www.gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/classes. Screening time slots are limited.