MELVILLE, N.Y., Feb. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein Medical, the U.S. medical business of Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), today announced the launch of its Comprehensive Cardiac Care resource center, a web-based hub designed to emphasize the importance of preventive cardiac care to physicians and patients. The webpage was created in recognition of February as Heart Health Month.
The Comprehensive Cardiac Care page features information on preventive treatments, screenings, and solutions for six topics related to heart health:
- Adult Body Mass Index Assessment;
- Controlling High Blood Pressure;
- Cholesterol Management;
- Medical Assistance with Smoking and Tobacco Use Cessation;
- Spirometry Evaluation for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; and
- Comprehensive Diabetes Care Quality Measures.
According to the American Heart Association, more than 92 million Americans are living with some form of cardiovascular disease or the after effects of stroke, which is why preventive cardiac care is of the utmost importance. The Comprehensive Cardiac Care page links to brief explanations about the importance of prevention, detection, and treatments of risk factors, early identification and treatment of heart attacks and strokes, and the prevention of recurrent cardiovascular events.
"Heart Health Month is an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of preventive care, as well as an ideal time for physicians to speak with their patients about maintaining good cardiovascular health," said Bridget Ross, President of the Henry Schein Global Medical Group. "We at Henry Schein are committed to our role as a total solutions provider that our customers can rely on for information and education, and we encourage practitioners and their staff to explore our Comprehensive Cardiac Care resource center this February and throughout the year."
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners. The company also serves dental laboratories, government and institutional healthcare clinics, and other alternate care sites. A Fortune 500® Company and a member of the S&P 500® and the Nasdaq 100® indexes, Henry Schein employs more than 22,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than 1 million customers.
The company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value-added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 120,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 180,000 additional products available as special-order items. The company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services.
Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 34 countries. The company's sales reached a record $11.6 billion in 2016, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 15 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit Henry Schein at www.henryschein.com, Facebook.com/HenrySchein and @HenrySchein on Twitter.
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