Did you know about one in four Americans will die from heart disease? It’s the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.
February is American Heart Month, and Lake Regional Health System is hosting two events to raise awareness and encourage action for better heart health: Go Red For Women from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, and Lake Regional’s annual Cardiovascular Screening from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. Both events will take place in the hospital’s third floor conference rooms.
Go Red For Women
At this interactive health talk, members of Lake Regional’s heart care team will present on women’s heart disease risk factors and symptoms; exercise tips; and heart-healthy nutrition.
Attendees who wear red will receive a free gift. All participants will receive a voucher for a free lipid profile test at Lake Regional’s annual Cardiovascular Screening on Saturday, Feb. 16. Attendees also will be registered to win a $50 gift card to Woods Supermarket.
This cardiovascular screening provides a convenient, affordable way to look for several early warning signs of heart disease. Participants will receive free screenings for pulmonary function, body mass index, body fat analysis, blood pressure and peripheral artery disease. Also available will be $17 Pocket EKGs, $5 lipid (cholesterol) profiles and $5 fasting blood sugar tests.
Fasting is necessary 12 to 14 hours in advance of lipid and blood sugar tests. Water and prescribed medications may be consumed during the fast.
Lake Regional Health System provides comprehensive cardiovascular care for area residents and visitors. To learn more, visit www.lakeregional.com/HeartCare.
Lake Regional offers a variety of educational programming throughout the year, including health talks on arthritis, diabetes, heart attack and stroke. Several health fairs and screenings also are held annually throughout the lake area. For information on upcoming events, visit www.lakeregional.com/events.