In Honor of American Heart Month, Regis University offers free heart screenings throughout February

February 07, 2014

Regis Goes Red to support American Heart Month in February 2014.
Father John Fitzgibbons, President of Regis University, receives a heart health screening from Dr. Leticia Shea at School of Pharmacy. Free heart health screenings will be available throughout February on campus and in the community during American Heart Month as part of Regis University’s Go Red initiative.

DENVER (Feb. 7, 2014)Regis University is going red for American Heart Month in February. From awareness events to free health screenings, the school is working to bring attention to the serious – yet fixable – problem of heart disease. Free heart health screenings will be available to Regis faculty in Denver on Feb. 11, 12 and 13 from 7-9 a.m. and from 8-9:15 a.m. at Regis’ Broomfield campus. Screenings include blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar checks.

All screenings are being provided by Dr. Leticia Shea. Regis students will be providing heart health screenings under the supervision of university faculty and preceptors at two wellness events off campus - the Colorado Lutheran Home on Feb. 18 from 6-9 a.m. and at the Little Sisters of the Poor on Feb. 20 from 6-9 am. A free review of medications and supplements will also be offered.

“Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but heart disease is preventable and controllable,” said Leticia Shea, Asst. Professor of Pharmacy at Regis University. “Through our Go Red initiatives, we are helping staff and communities understand how they can improve their health, and students from our pharmacy, physical therapy, nursing & counseling programs are gaining valuable experience by providing the free health screenings. We hope to help staff, students and members of our community in this effort.”

Regis University is a Jesuit Catholic college providing a values-centered education with a tradition of cultivating a commitment to community service. Founded in 1877, the University is comprised of Regis College, College for Professional Studies and Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions. In addition to a main campus in North Denver, the University has Colorado campus locations in Colorado Springs, Interlocken at Broomfield, Denver Tech Center, Loveland and Henderson, Nev. For more information, visit www.regis.edu.

ATTENTION EDITORS/ASSIGNMENT DESKS:

  • Looking for visuals to support stories on Heart Health Month? We welcome you to attend one of Regis’ heart health screenings.
    • Feb. 11, 12 and 13; Regis Denver Campus, 7 - 9 a.m.
    • Feb. 18: Colorado Lutheran Home at 7991 West 71st Ave., Denver from 6 - 9 a.m.
    • Feb. 20: Little Sisters of the Poor at 3629 W. 29th Avenue, Denver from 6 - 9 a.m.

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