Love Your Heart

Thursday, Feb 05, 2015

Celebrate National Heart Month and do your heart some good at Love Your Heart on February 17. Doylestown Health and the Central Bucks Family YMCA partner to offer free health screenings, the chance to talk to Doylestown Health experts and a discussion on how to take care of your heart at any age.

It’s a message you may have heard before, but have you taken it to heart?

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

Doylestown Health and the Central Bucks Family YMCA want to help you do something good for your heart. They’re partnering to present Love Your Heart on Tuesday, February 17 at the YMCA in Doylestown.

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 and stroke risk assessment.

  • Ask a Cardiologist
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Cardiac Rehab
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Education
  • Fitness/BMI Measurement
  • POUND™ Exercise Demonstrations
  • Heart Smart Nutrition Tips
  • Smoking Cessation Resources
  • 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)

Love Your Heart Event Details

When:
Tuesday, February 17
4:30-7:30 Heart Health Fair
6:30 to 7:30 pm Health Discussion
Where:
Central Bucks Family YMCA
2500 Lower State Road
Doylestown, PA 18901

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

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