Sinai Partners with Univision Chicago to Host Free Health Fair on West Side

Release date

Friday, August 22nd 2014

Do you know your numbers?

Sinai Health System is pairing up with Univision Chicago to bring free health screenings to the public. Learn three of your most important health numbers: blood pressure score, glucose levels and body mass index.

WHAT: With back-to-school season in full swing, now is the perfect time to take control of your and your family’s health. That’s why Sinai Health System has partnered with Univsion Chicago to bring a free health fair to community members on the West Side. When you take control of your health, you will see improvements in the care you and your family receive. Knowing blood pressure score, blood sugar levels and body mass index is the first step to understanding how to better care for yourself and your family:

1. Blood pressure One in three adults in the U.S. has high blood pressure, according to Mayo Clinic. High blood pressure can increase your risk of heart attack, stroke and heart failure, often with no symptoms. It is important to know your blood pressure score so you can manage your number and avoid the serious health problems it may cause.

2. Glucose levels Testing your glucose, or blood sugar, levels is a way for your doctor to find out if you may have diabetes. There are several ways that your doctor can conduct this test, including a glycated hemoglobin A1C test, a random blood sample, a blood sample after you have fasted, or an oral glucose tolerance test.

3. Body mass index (BMI) You can find your body mass index (BMI) by calculating your weight and height. For most people, BMI indicates the amount of fat on your body. This information serves as a screening for weight problems that may cause additional health problems, such as heart attack or stroke.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 27, 11 AM to 3 PM WHERE: Sinai Community Institute 2653 W. Ogden Avenue, Chicago, IL 60608 WHO: Open to public; no appointment necessary Contact:

To learn more about this event, please contact Dianne Hunter at (773) 257-5771.