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Sam's Club® Offers Free Heart Health Screening Event*

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Sam's Club® Offers Free Heart Health Screening Event*10:28 EST Tuesday, February 05, 2013In-Club screenings available to Members and guests Saturday, February 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.BENTONVILLE, Ark., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the American Heart Association, about every 25 seconds an American will experience a coronary event, such as a heart attack or stroke. A simple step to preventing cardiovascular disease is managing risk factors, including cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar levels. On Saturday, February 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sam's Club is helping Members and guests in their quest to being heart healthy, by offering free heart health screenings at the 563 Sam's Clubs with pharmacies. The screenings include free in-Club health tests** valued at up to $100, including:Glucose Total cholesterol HDL Cholesterol Blood pressure Body mass index (BMI) Vision screenings"Sam's Club reinforces our commitment to health and wellness by educating our communities about the importance of a healthy heart," said Jill Turner-Mitchael, senior vice president, Sam's Club Health and Wellness. "In honor of February's Heart Health Awareness Month, free Sam's Club health screenings offer individuals the opportunity to manage their heart health by first learning where they stand with several cardiovascular disease risk factors." With more than 2.2 million free health and wellness screenings provided in U.S. Sam's Club locations since 2010, Sam's Club will continue to serve communities with free screenings every second Saturday of the month through October 2013. Free health screenings support Sam's Club commitment to build awareness and provide solutions for healthy living to the communities we serve.  In 2012, Sam's Club Pharmacy program was ranked highest in customer satisfaction among mass merchandiser pharmacies in the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 U.S. Pharmacy StudySM±. Pharmacy patients can now take charge of their health with every Sam's Club visit at the user friendly SoloHealth Station, an interactive, comprehensive health and wellness screening kiosk found in all Sam's Club locations with a pharmacy (563). The SoloHealth Station provides screenings for vision, blood pressure, weight, and body mass index, as well as an overall health assessment, free of charge. Sam's Club also offers several hearty health tips in the January/February 2013 issue of Healthy Living Made Simple Magazine featuring heart healthy recipes and tips on incorporating exercise into the daily routine. With the highest circulation of any health focused publication at 8 million, Healthy Living Made Simple is also available at Sam's Club Pharmacy, Member Service counters and online at SamsClub.com/healthyliving. Members may visit this site or text SCREEN to 72671 to receive monthly reminders about health screenings at neighboring Sam's Club locations.**About Sam's Club®Sam's Club®, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is the nation's eighth largest retailer and a leading membership warehouse club offering superior products and services to more than 47 million members in clubs across the U.S., as well as in Brazil, China and Mexico. Members save an average of 34 percent over traditional retailers. To learn more about Savings Made Simple®, visit SamsClub.com, and look for Sam's Club on Twitter and Facebook.±Sam's Club received the highest numerical score among mass merchandiser pharmacies in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2012 U.S. Pharmacy StudySM. Study based on 12,764 total responses, and measures 11 mass merchandiser pharmacies. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed July-August 2012.  Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com. *Screenings are available only in Clubs with a Pharmacy. Screening types and quantities may vary by state and Club. Limited quantities are available. Membership  not required.**Standard message/data rates may apply. Reply STOP to end or HELP for assistance. Visit m.SamsClub.com/TermsOfUse for mobile terms and conditions.SOURCE Sam's ClubFor further information: Carrie Foster, Sam's Club, Carrie.Foster@samsclub.com, SamsClub.com/newsroom