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Getting to the Heart of It

(1/16/14)- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that about 600,000 Americans die from heart disease and stroke each year – that's 1 in every 4 deaths. Do you know your risk? If you smoke, have high blood pressure, diabetes or family history, you may be at risk.

In celebration of National Heart Association Month (February 2014), Black River Memorial Hospital and Ho-Chunk Healthcare Clinic are hosting a FREE community program, "Getting to the Heart of it". The program is designed to educate participants about heart disease prevention, signs and symptoms, treatment options and activity tips to keep your body healthy. PLUS, hear a testimonial from a Jackson County resident who suffers from heart disease.

The program consists of three Tuesdays in February: February 11th, February 18th and February 25th. All classes will begin at 6 p.m. at Black River Memorial hospital. Paula Przywojski, Registered Dietitian at Black River Memorial Hospital and Kathleen Clemons, Exercise Physiologist at Ho-Chunk Healthcare Clinic will be facilitating the program.

The program dates and topics include:
February 11th:
• Testimonial from ELLIOT GARVIN and his experiences with heart disease.
• Overview of the program.
• Signs and symptoms of heart disease.

February 18th:
• Good nutrition part I.
• What does heart disease look like?
• How can activity help?

February 25th:
• Good nutrition part II; just the fat facts.
• Common treatment interventions.
• How much exercise do you really need?

Door prizes will be given away at each session, including a chance to win an IPod Nano! Register today by calling 715-284-1325. Space is limited.

 

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