January 27, 2011


COLUMBIA, Tenn. – The Maury Regional Women’s Center will be hosting a free luncheon program titled Women Helping Women on Wednesday, February 16, at noon in the Auxiliary Conference Room at Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC).

Brenda Bishop, chest pain center coordinator at MRMC, will present an educational program on heart attacks in women. Although it is often thought of as a disease affecting men, heart disease is the single leading cause of death for American women. In fact, nearly twice as many women in the United States die of heart disease each year than all forms of cancer.

“The signs and symptoms of a heart attack can often be different for a woman than for a man,” said Bishop. “We will discuss what it actually means to have a heart attack and what you should do in the event that you or someone you know experiences any of these symptoms.”  

Those who attend the seminar will also benefit from a presentation by Tammy Stokes, RN, who will share her personal experience as a heart attack survivor.

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.