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Rex Healthcare Partners with Applebee’s to Celebrate Heart Month Throughout February

A promotion of UNC Rex Healthcare

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 14, 2012

Contact: Alan M. Wolf
(919) 784-4467
alan.wolf@rexhealth.com

RALEIGH, N.C. - Celebrate this Valentine's Day by assessing your heart health, and ask your sweetheart to do the same! In recognition of American Heart Month, Rex Healthcare is partnering with Triangle-area Applebee's restaurants to promote heart health education and awareness throughout February.

Rex Healthcare encourages local residents to learn the basics of heart health by participating in HeartAware, a free, confidential, Internet-based heart risk assessment program available at uncrexheartaware.com. Everyone who completes a HeartAware assessment during February and provides their mailing address will receive a $5 meal pass that can be redeemed at Applebee's restaurants in the Triangle, while supplies last. The HeartAware assessment asks participants to answer a series of questions about their health, family background and lifestyle habits. The result is a personalized report on the respondent's risk factors for heart disease. People with high risk factors can receive a free follow-up screening with a clinician at Rex or UNC Hospitals.

For more information about this initiative and other February heart health events, visit rexhealth.com/heart-month.

With a comprehensive team of specialists in heart and vascular services, Rex provides a variety of care close to home. Rex also offers screenings and other wellness services to help keep your heart healthy. Contact Rex Heart & Vascular Specialists at (919) 784-5600 or rexheartvascular.com. Contact Wake Heart & Vascular at 1-800-WHV-2889 (800) 948-2889 or whvheart.com. Learn more about UNC Heart & Vascular Services at uncheartandvascular.org