WALLA WALLA, Wash., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tri-Cities Community Health ( www.mytcch.org) is celebrating healthy hearts in February by presenting statistics, tips and tricks for the Tri-Cities community to take simple, positive steps toward cardiac care.
Each day of February, individuals can log on to mytcch.org to read a heart healthy tip. Information provided ranges from fun ways to get exercise with your pet to encouraging healthy eating habits in your kids. Individuals can also interact with other blog readers about their heart health issues and successes on the health agency's facebook page ( www.facebook.com/tri-citiescommunityhealth).
"Heart Disease and hypertension go hand-in-hand and this is the second most-prevalent disease in the patient population we serve," said Al Cordova, the CEO of Tri-Cities Community Health. "We treat more than 1,500 patients diagnosed with heart disease and hypertension in our clinics. Our providers, case managers and registered dietitians provide a variety of treatment and services for this patient population, which includes on-going medical management of their disease, periodic cholesterol screening exams and nutritional education by our dieticians. Highlighting heart disease awareness in February is simply part of our job of working to educate our patients."Log on to mytcch.org each day in February for easy, positive heart health help. Tri-Cities Community Health is a private, non-profit, federally qualified health care organization with locations in Pasco and Kennewick and Richland, Wash. The health agency was incorporated in 1981 and has been serving the Tri-Cities area with superior health care services for more than 30 years. Tri-Cities Community Health care centers offer Family Practice, Pediatrics, OB/GYN, Urgent Care, Behavioral Health Services, Detox Services, Psychiatric Services, WIC Services, Dental Services and a wide array of enabling services. With a staff of nearly 200 and more than 105,000 patient encounters annually, Tri-Cities Community Health serves the entire Tri-Cities geographical area by ensuring anyone in need of cost-effective, high-quality primary care services has access to superior health care.