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CVS announced that it is providing several free services, educational information and special product offers to multicultural communities during February's American Heart Month.

As part of its new Project Health wellness and free health screenings program, CVS said it will provide free blood pressure, cholesterol, body mass index and osteoporosis screenings every weekday in February from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at select CVS/pharmacy locations in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico,part of its goal of delivering more than $21 million worth of free health screenings to multicultural communities this year to help prevent disease through early detection.

“We know that for a variety of reasons multicultural populations have difficulty accessing and benefitting from preventive care," said Troyen A. Brennan, M.D., M.P.H., Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, CVS Caremark. "Making this issue even more disconcerting, these same patients disproportionately suffer from certain treatable conditions, like high blood pressure and diabetes.”
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