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More Effort to Screen for Diabetes and Blood Pressure

This was evident recently with a move by TDC to support a cancer awareness initiative, placing much focus on breast cancer, which has been claiming the lives of too many nationals.

Another major local enterprise that has joined the health awareness effort is the Horsford’s Valu Mart Pharmacy, which, just this past weekend, hosted a wellness fair and customer appreciation day, at its outlet in Charlestown, Nevis.

The company’s Assistant Marketing Manager, Mr. Wallis Wilkin explained that this was the 2nd such event for the year and the fair was staged at the Horsford’s Valu Mart Complex at Farms Estate Nevis and was conducted by a group of experienced , qualified as well as both active and retired Nevisian nurses.”

The nurses provided FREE Blood Pressure and Diabetes tests as well as some general medical checks.

The company spokesman added that “With High Blood Pressure and Diabetes being the major health problems of many of our people, the Pharmacy at Valu Mart-Nevis felt it was absolutely necessary to again stage such an event to encourage much more awareness of the predominant health issues in the Nevisian community.”

Through routine screenings, many diseases can be detected early, controlled, managed and or cured long before any symptoms and real life threatening problems develop, said the official. “That is why awareness is extremely important and the key to good health” said Wilkin.


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