Northside Hospital’s Heart and Vascular Institute is offering a free screening to determine risk for heart and blood vessel (cardiovascular) disease, or CVD. CVD remains the No. 1 killer of Americans, according to the American Heart Association. A range of factors can raise your risk of developing CVD and having a heart attack or stroke. The more factors you have, the greater your risk. It is essential that you measure your risk for CVD and make a plan for how you can prevent it. The free screening will take place: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 9 a.m.-noon Northside Hospital Forsyth 1200 Northside Forsyth Drive Cumming, Ga. 30041 Education Center, Third Floor Free parking available. The comprehensive screening will be administered by health care professionals and will include, risk assessment, blood pressure reading, total cholesterol (HDL, ratio of TC/HDL) and glucose testing, body mass index (BMI) analysis, and a one-on-one consultation with a healthcare professional. The screening is free, but registration is required. Call 404-851-6550 to schedule an appointment.