Sam's Club Offers Free Heart Health Screening Event*

Tue Feb 5, 2013 10:28am EST

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In-Club screenings available to Members and guests Saturday, February 9 from 11
a.m. to 3 p.m.
BENTONVILLE, Ark.,  Feb. 5, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- According to the American
Heart Association, about every 25 seconds an American will experience a coronary
event, such as a heart attack or stroke. A simple step to preventing
cardiovascular disease is managing risk factors, including cholesterol, blood
pressure and blood sugar levels. On  Saturday, February 9  from  11 a.m. to 3
p.m., Sam's Club is helping Members and guests in their quest to being heart
healthy, by offering free heart health screenings at the 563 Sam's Clubs with

The screenings include free in-Club health tests**  valued at up to  $100,

* Glucose  
* Total cholesterol  
* HDL Cholesterol  
* Blood pressure  
* Body mass index (BMI)  
* Vision screenings

"Sam's Club reinforces our commitment to health and wellness by educating our
communities about the importance of a healthy heart," said  Jill
Turner-Mitchael, senior vice president, Sam's Club Health and Wellness. "In
honor of February's Heart Health Awareness Month, free Sam's Club health
screenings offer individuals the opportunity to manage their heart health by
first learning where they stand with several cardiovascular disease risk

With more than 2.2 million free health and wellness screenings provided in U.S.
Sam's Club locations since 2010, Sam's Club will continue to serve communities
with free screenings  every second Saturday of the month  through  October 2013.
Free health screenings support Sam's Club commitment to build awareness and
provide solutions for healthy living to the communities we serve.  In 2012,
Sam's Club Pharmacy program was ranked highest in customer satisfaction among
mass merchandiser pharmacies in the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 U.S. Pharmacy

Pharmacy patients can now take charge of their health with every Sam's Club
visit at the user friendly SoloHealth Station, an interactive, comprehensive
health and wellness screening kiosk found in all Sam's Club locations with a
pharmacy (563).The SoloHealth Station provides screenings for vision, blood
pressure, weight, and body mass index, as well as an overall health assessment,
free of charge.  

Sam's Club also offers several hearty health tips in the January/February 2013 
issue of  Healthy Living Made Simple Magazine  featuring heart healthy recipes
and tips on incorporating exercise into the daily routine. With the highest
circulation of any health focused publication at 8 million,  Healthy Living Made
Simple  is also available at Sam's Club Pharmacy, Member Service counters and
online at Members may visit this site or text
SCREEN to 72671 to receive monthly reminders about health screenings at
neighboring Sam's Club locations.**

About Sam's Club®
Sam's Club®, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is the nation's
eighth largest retailer and a leading membership warehouse club offering
superior products and services to more than 47 million members in clubs across
the U.S., as well as in  Brazil,  China  and  Mexico. Members save an average of
34 percent over traditional retailers. To learn more about Savings Made Simple®,
visit, and look for Sam's Club on  Twitter  and  Facebook.

±Sam's Club received the highest numerical score among mass merchandiser
pharmacies in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2012 U.S. Pharmacy
StudySM. Study based on 12,764 total responses, and measures 11 mass
merchandiser pharmacies. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and
perceptions of consumers surveyed July-August 2012.  Your experiences may vary.

*Screenings are available only in Clubs with a Pharmacy. Screening types and
quantities may vary by state and Club. Limited quantities are available.
Membership  not required.

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SOURCE  Sam's Club

Carrie Foster, Sam's Club,,

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