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"We've got plenty of science to tell us what we need to do - get moving!" - Richard Carmona, Surgeon General of the United States

Kennedy Space Center Get Moving for Health

Cardiovascular Disease Screening (CVD) Program

Cardiovascular - Women talking a man's blood pressureThe KSC CVD Screening Program exists to educate the Spaceport community about their individual risk for cardiovascular disease - this is accomplished through medical screening and health counseling. The CVD risk assessment (screening) is offered at least once a month for all KSC and CCAFS employees. Parameters measured include frequency of physical activity, blood pressure, weight, height, body mass index, total cholesterol (including HDL and LDL cholesterol), blood glucose and triglycerides.

All participants receive a risk profile letter that outlines their results. For those with high cholesterol levels, the HEWP staff provides counseling on dietary factors affecting cholesterol as well as physical activity options - follow-up appointments are encouraged. The CVD program schedule and forms can be found at: HEWP.

Note: Participants should fast for 12 hours and complete forms prior to the screening.

DISCLAIMER: This website and its associated links are for informational purposes only. These links do not constitute an endorsement of these organizations or their programs by NASA, KSC or the Federal Government; the website does not claim nor imply to address personal health-related conditions. As always, consult with your healthcare provider before you begin any exercise, medical, diet or health-related program.