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Carotid Intima-Media Thickness (CIMT) Test Available in the Total Health Pavilion
Posted: 3/2/2017

Carotid Intima-Media Thickness (CIMT) tests are available by speaker, David Meinz, MS, RDN, FAND, CSP. He will be speaking in the Total Health Pavilion on "The Enemy Within" on Thursday and Saturday during Hinman and will be offering the testing throughout the meeting. View this informational video for details on this life-saving test or for more information on Mr. Meinz's lectures at Hinman. Getting this new and advanced screening at a doctor's office would be approximately $500 but you can be tested at Hinman for only $125.

FACT: Cardiovascular disease (including heart attack and stroke) is the NUMBER ONE KILLER of dentists, hygienists, and other dental professionals. Did you know that half of all heart attacks happen to people with normal blood cholesterol levels!?  Many of them have normal blood pressure, don’t smoke, aren’t overweight, and exercise regularly, too.

Did you know you can pass a stress test and still have a heart attack?   Surprisingly, you usually only fail the test once your coronary arteries are about 70% blocked! Do you really want to wait that long?

Did you know HALF the people who die from a sudden heart attack or stroke had NO symptoms before that? Don’t be one of them. And ladies, cardiovascular disease now kills more women than men.

Interested in getting a CIMT test? Schedule your appointment today by clicking here.

David Meinz speaks internationally to dental groups and associations and is a contributing editor for the Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry.  David’s formal education includes a Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Missouri, and status as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Fellow in the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.  He is also a Certified Speaking Professional in the National Speaker’s Association and the author of the new book "Ten Bonus Years."

In addition to speaking in the Total Health Pavilion on the exhibit hall floor, Mr. Meinz will have lectures on Thursday & Friday during Hinman 2017. Search all our courses here.

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