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CVS/pharmacy Launches 2009 'A Su Salud' Health Fairs Providing Free Health Screenings to the Community
Date:2/5/2009

With focus on early detection of disease, A Su Salud revealed high incidence of diabetes, osteoporosis, hypertension and high cholesterol among participants and provided $55 million in free and low cost medical services in 2008

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, today announced its 2009 schedule of "A Su Salud" (To Your Health) health fairs, providing free health screenings in cities including Miami, Los Angeles, Dallas/Fort-Worth, San Antonio and Houston. The program is part of efforts by CVS/pharmacy to build awareness about the importance of prevention and help promote early detection of disease.

In 2008, CVS/pharmacy provided free and low-cost medical screenings and services valued at $55 million to the community through the A Su Salud program and direct referrals from the events. This year, CVS/pharmacy renews its commitment to preventative care and will again offer comprehensive health risk assessments at more than 750 store-based events.

"We are proud to make such a positive impact on the health of those who need it most," said Helena Foulkes, executive vice president, CVS Caremark. "Early detection is so important and no one should sacrifice their health because they don't have access to care."

Serious health concerns were detected in an alarmingly high percentage of participants in the A Su Salud health fairs last year. Of the individuals screened:

  • 47 percent had high cholesterol
  • 39 percent had a high to moderate risk of developing osteoporosis
  • 27 percent had hypertension
  • 21 percent had diabetes, with more than half being diagnosed with diabetes for the first time

Many of the health fairs also focused on cancer screening for women, who comprised 78 percent of the A Su Salud event attendees in 2008. This year, CVS/pharmacy will again partner with local and state agencies to host mobile units offering low-cost and no-cost cancer detection services for women, including mammograms and pap smears.

Once screened, CVS/pharmacy helps patients through on-site physician consults that analyze the results and refer patients to no-cost, low-cost medical facilities within that neighborhood or to their primary care physician should additional follow-up be required.

"Women are the caregivers of their families, particularly among Hispanics," added Foulkes. "With A Su Salud, we are pleased to be able to help women take care of themselves as well as those they care for."

For more information, and a full calendar of A Su Salud events, please go to www.asusalud.com or call 888-604-0333.

About CVS/pharmacy

CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), is America's largest retail pharmacy. The Company operates more than 6,800 CVS/pharmacy and Longs Drugs stores. CVS/pharmacy is committed to improving the lives of those we serve by making innovative and high-quality health and pharmacy services safe, affordable and easy to access, both in its stores and online at CVS.com. General information about CVS/pharmacy and CVS Caremark is available at www.cvscaremark.com.

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