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The St Lucia Medical and Dental Association continues its celebration of love during the month of February by placing special focus on heart health.

Among the activities scheduled is the launch of the Give A Heart Foundation on February 25th , where physicians will pledge to give back to the community.

Vice President of the St Lucia Medical and Dental Association Dr. Merle Clarke says the event will also be used to recognize the contributions of healthcare givers in a number of categories.

Meanwhile, in addition to its focus on heart health, Dr Clarke has also highlighted association’s concern about the medical toll that other diseases take on patients.

She stressed that cancers can have a major impact especially on patients who are not able to afford costly care and treatment. Dr Clarke has urged people to take a preventative approach, by getting early screenings.

Dr Clarke is also promoting healthy lifestyles in order to prevent the onset of illness.
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