WASHINGTON (January 17, 2002) - They have some of the toughest jobs in the nation, so the U.S. Conference of Mayors is offering the nation's mayors free stress tests during their meeting in Washington on Wednesday January 23, 2002.
The free "Stress Check" includes screenings for hypertension and cholesterol, as well as a written stress test. Howard University Hospital and Howard University Cancer Center physicians and health educators will conduct the tests, interpret results, and offer guidance on appropriate follow-up.
Approximately 300 mayors are expected to attend the meeting, which will focus on homeland security and economic recovery issues. Stress checks will be available from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., outside the ballroom at the Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K Streets, NW. Press are welcome to observe the tests.
Sponsored by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, the stress checks are part of a one-day Health Promotions event at the Conference's Winter Meeting and marks an expansion of the Conference's Health Programs into a new area of critical concern.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are 1,139 such cities in the country today, each represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the Mayor.