Navarro promotes heart health

MIAMI — Navarro Discount Pharmacies and a number of healthcare partners on Jan. 26 hosted a free health fair to kick off Heart Health Awareness Month in February, the pharmacy operator announced Wednesday.

For the approximate 200 people who attended, the event featured lifestyle presentations, information on medical issues, free product samplings from vendors and complimentary heart health screenings, including vascular screenings, body mass index, glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure and UHealth’s Heart Aware Risk Assessments.

TV personality, cookbook author and Navarro spokesman Chef Pepin also was on hand to spice up several healthy meals during the fair and to talk about how to adopt a healthier approach to food as part of a healthy diet. Chef Pepin gave out free recipes for healthy meals and stopped in to have his own blood pressure checked by Navarro pharmacists.

Navarro health fair partners included UHealth - University of Miami Health System, Dade Medical College and Hialeah Hospital, among others.

Participating community partners and vendors included Navarro Discount Pharmacy’s Diabetes Club members, Dade Medical Center, UHealth - University of Miami Health System, Miami Children’s Hospital, Abbott, Pfizer, Florida Heart Research and Hialeah Hospital. Vendors included Nutriforce and Wrigley Gum.