Northside Hospital is offering free cardiovascular health screenings on Saturday, Aug. 27, 9 a.m. to noon, at its Cardiovascular Care center in Sandy Springs.

Heart and blood vessel diseases remains the number one killer of Americans, according to the American Heart Association. The comprehensive screening will be administered by healthcare professionals and will include, risk assessment, blood pressure reading, total cholesterol (HDL, ratio of TC/HDL) and glucose testing, body mass index (BMI) analysis, and a one-on-one consultation with a healthcare professional.

The screenings will be held on the fifth floor of 980 Johnson Ferry Road N.E. Parking is free. The screenings are free, but registration is required. To schedule the screening, call 404-845-5555 and press “0.” For a map of the location, see

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