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February 1, 2012

Maury Regional Women's Center offers luncheon seminar

COLUMBIA, Tenn. – The Maury Regional Women’s Center will host a free Women Helping Women luncheon program on Wednesday, February 22, at noon in the Auxiliary Conference Room at Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC).

Cardiovascular disease – including heart attack and stroke – is the leading cause of death for both men and women. According to the American Heart Association, the number of deaths from cardiovascular disease for women is greater than those for men.

During the upcoming luncheon, women can learn about their increased risk factors for heart disease and stroke and how proper choices regarding diet, exercise and other lifestyle factors can help to lower those risks. Three local women who have survived cardiovascular disease will share their experiences. A panel composed of a cardiologist, pharmacist, exercise physiologist and dietitian will also be available to answer questions about the role of medication, diet and exercise in preventing and controlling cardiovascular disease.

“We are pleased to offer an opportunity for women to learn from others who have experienced cardiovascular disease and to discuss heart health issues with professionals,” said Cathy Malone, administrative director of cardiovascular services at MRMC. “Many people are able to lower their risk for heart disease and stroke and improve their overall health through increased education and making the recommended lifestyle changes.”

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.