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CVS/pharmacy Debuts the 'To Your Health' Program in Dallas and Fort Worth Texas, Bringing More Than 80 Free Health Screening Events to the Community
Date:3/9/2011

DALLAS, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, brings its "To Your Health" free health screening program to Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. The program will provide free preventive health screenings for Dallas-area residents at more than 80 events now through November as a way to help citizens determine their risk for chronic diseases and get them on a path to better health.

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To help celebrate the program's presence in Dallas, on Saturday, March 12, the "To Your Health" event will incorporate "The Makeover Mile" – a one mile health walk led by medical and diet expert, Dr. Ian Smith, to fight obesity and encourage Americans to lead healthier lifestyles. The walk will start at 11:30 a.m. at the Fantasy Landing Playground, funded in part by a grant from CVS Caremark, located in Kiest Park at 3080 S. Hampton Road, Dallas, Texas. Registration for the walk starts at 10:30 a.m. and there is no fee.

(To view a video on the Dallas "To Your Health" program, click here).

"Exercise is an important way to combat weight gain and obesity, which can contribute to many chronic diseases," said Smith. "The Makeover Mile walk will encourage people to get out and take active steps toward better health."

The walk will finish at the CVS/pharmacy located at 2323 W. Illinois Avenue in Dallas where CVS/pharmacy will provide free adult health screenings for walk participants and the community at large starting at 12:00 p.m., as part of its "To Your Health" program. The event will end at 4:00 p.m.

This program and each of the additional "To Your Health" events in Dallas will offer participating adults $150 worth of screenings for diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, bone density (osteoporosis) and vision. Doctor consultations a
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