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Female Speaker: Women are falling behind men when it comes to taking care of their heart health. The Sister to Sister Foundation is dedicated to improving women's cardiovascular health. Their annual health fairs are aimed at raising awareness about heart disease prevention in women. Dr. Edward J. Roccella: Women should be getting their blood pressure checked, should be getting their cholesterol checked, because the most important thing is, heart disease can be prevented. Marueen Bunyan: The basic format is to get women who probably would not be going to a healthcare provider every year for their annual checkup, to come to the heart health fairs to get some basic information about themselves. Female Speaker: I got the BMI, waist circumference, blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, triglycerides, and then cholesterol, what's the good cholesterol and the bad cholesterol. Marueen Bunyan: Then they immediately are given the results. Dr. Edward J. Roccella: Early detection and early treatment has been shown to be very beneficial. Female Speaker: The benefit of community health fairs is having the ability to receive your test results right away. You know immediately if your heart health is under control or your numbers are elevated. Dr. Edward J. Roccella: The clinical trials that have lowered blood pressure have shown reductions of stroke by 40%, heart attack by 25%. Marueen Bunyan: If someone comes in out of the blue, walks in off the street, sits down, has her blood pressure checked, and the blood pressure indications show, this is not normal, she immediately will be counseled by a nurse. In some cases, it's a life-saving moment for some women.

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