February 11, 2010


COLUMBIA, Tenn. – The Maury Regional Women’s Center will be hosting a free luncheon program titled Women Helping Women on Wednesday, February 24, at noon in the Auxiliary Conference Room at Maury Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Janice Vinson, a board certified cardiologist on the medical staff, will discuss the differences and similarities of heart disease among women and men. She will address signs, symptoms and lifestyle options that can improve the health of women at risk for heart disease.

All too often, heart disease is thought of as a health issue for men. In truth, heart disease is the number one killer of women, taking the lives of more women annually than any form of cancer. While awareness of this silent killer is certainly an issue, the fact that there are often differences in the signs and symptoms of heart disease in men and women may also add to the risks for women.

Dr. Vinson received her medical degree from the University of Tennessee in Memphis. She completed a residency and fellowship in cardiology at Jewish Hospital of St. Louis and is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease.

The public is invited to attend this event. Lunch will be provided. Reservations must be made by calling 931.540.4166. 

Women Helping Women is a free quarterly lunch and learn series that addresses health issues facing women today.