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Southcoast's free vascular screenings announced for Fall River and Wareham

Southcoast Hospitals will be hosting vascular screenings during April, May and June

For Immediate Release Contact: Joyce Brennan
April 8, 2009 508-961-5270
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NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Southcoast Hospitals Group will be hosting free vascular screenings in Fall River, Wareham and previously announced New Bedford, during the months of April, May and June.

A basic vascular screening can help detect a condition called peripheral artery disease (PAD). If left untreated, PAD can increase risks of heart attack and stroke. People who have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes have an increased risk for PAD and should be screened on a regular basis.

Appointments are required and can be requested by calling 800-497-1727. Space is limited and appointments will be scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. No walk-ins on screening days.

Charlton Memorial Hospital
363 Highland Ave., Fall River

Tobey Hospital
43 High Street, Wareham

St. Luke's Hospital
101 Page Street, New Bedford

About Southcoast

Southcoast Health System is a community based health delivery system with multiple access points, offering an integrated continuum of health services throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and East Bay, Rhode Island. It includes the three hospitals that make up Southcoast Hospitals Group — Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford and Tobey Hospital in Wareham.

Southcoast provides advanced clinical services, such as open heart surgery, angioplasty and heart rhythm services, neurosurgery, weight loss surgery, orthopedic surgery and advanced imaging services. Southcoast is a not-for-profit charitable organization that depends on the support of the community to provide services.

More information is available

Media Contact

Joyce Faria Brennan
Public Information Officer
Phone: 508-961-5270
Pager: 508-387-9605
Fax: 508-961-5876

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