FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Quenjana Adams, 312-747-9599
Chicago's smartphone and tablet users now can control their risk for heart disease right from their mobile devices.
As part of its new heart disease prevention campaign that integrates health and wireless technology, the Chicago Department of Public Health will unveil a new mobile app that helps mobile users assess their risk for heart disease, including risk of a heart attack or stroke.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Noon - 12:30 p.m.
Live demonstration of the app and 1-on-1 assessments conducted at the end
AT&T, 600 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
Respectively, heart disease and stroke are the number one and number three causes of death in Chicago and the United States.
Improving heart health through prevention, detection and reduction of risk factors is one of the twelve priorities included in CDPH's Healthy Chicago plan to make Chicago the healthiest city in the nation. CDPH's 2013 prevention campaign gives residents the opportunity to take control of their heart health by actively engaging in physical activities and healthy eating.