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Love Your Heart Returns for a Free Community Event

02/03/2015
Love Your Heart

DOYLESTOWN, PA. – In honor of American Heart Month, Doylestown Health is partnering with the Central Bucks Family YMCA to host a free heart health event for the community on Tuesday, February 17 at the Y (2500 Lower State Road in Doylestown). Love Your Heart will include a heart health fair from 4:30 to 7:30 pm and a health discussion at 6:30 pm.

Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States. Yet, heart disease is preventable and controllable.

The evening heart fair will include the opportunity to speak one-on-one with Doylestown Health cardiologists and other clinicians, get valuable heart health information and participate in free health screenings, including cholesterol and blood pressure screenings and stroke risk assessment. Plus, enjoy free prize drawings, giveaways, exercise demonstrations and more. The heart health fair is open to the community and no registration is required.

A special health discussion, Your Guide to A Healthy Heart at Every Age, will be led by cardiologist MaryAnn Williamson, MD from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The discussion will focus on how to manage your personal risk factors and lower your risk for heart disease whether you are in your 20s or your 70s. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Williamson, nutrition expert Kristin Morrow, RD, LDN, CDE, and personal trainer Lisa Schwartzer, ACE, AFAA, TRX. Registration is required for the health discussion.

Visitors to the event will have the opportunity to speak with experts about their heart health and associated risks like diabetes, stroke or heart failure. Ask our nutritionist about heart-healthy eating, and have their blood pressure, cholesterol and body mass index checked. Learn about the importance of cardiac rehab and early heart attack awareness.

Why is education about heart disease important?

  • About 2,150 Americans die each day from heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, one every 40 seconds.
  • Cardiovascular diseases claim more lives than all forms of cancer combined.
  • Nearly half of all African-American adults have some form of cardiovascular disease, 48 percent of women and 46 percent of men.
  • Heart disease accounts for 1 in 7 deaths in the U.S.
  • Someone in the U.S. dies from heart disease about once every 90 seconds.

(Source: American Heart Association)

The community came out last year for this event and we are expecting another great turnout!

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is requested for the health discussion online or by calling 215-345-2121.