February is National Heart Month, and Temecula Valley Hospital (TVH) is celebrating by holding its 2nd Annual Women’s Heart Health Awareness Fair.
Scheduled for February 25th, the health fair will be held at the City of Temecula Conference Center from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The first part of the event will feature an inspiring story from a heart attack survivor Kathleen Baird to encourage and educate the audience about taking charge of their heart health, followed by a special discussion by Dr. Mimi Biswas, Dr. Steven Howe, and Dr. Aimee Warren on heart disease and women. The speakers will also participate in a panel discussion to provide an opportunity for the audience to ask questions
In addition to dynamic speakers, the event features health education and screening booths and a free healthy lunch. The American Heart Association will have a “Heart Health Promise Board” photo opportunity. Several cardiology and medical groups will be represented to offer screenings that include EKGs, echocardiograms, blood pressure, glucose, lipid panel, and bone density checks. Important information on knowing your numbers, nutrition education, heart healthy recipes, and smoking cessation support will be provided.
This event will be an important forerunner to the 2015 Southwest Riverside County Heart & Stroke Walk scheduled for May 9, 2015 at Lake Skinner. TVH would like to encourage all residents in the valley to come out and join the walk. The hospital would like to stress the need for exercise as a critical component in heart healthiness. A daily regime of walking and good nutrition can forestall many potential heart problems.
Temecula Valley Hospital is located at 31700 Temecula Parkway, and brings advanced technology, innovative programs, patient-centered and family sensitive care to area residents. As the region’s newest acute care facility, the hospital features 140 private patient rooms, 24 hour a day emergency care, advanced cardiac and stroke care, orthopedics and general medical care and surgical specialties.
The cost of the event is free. Reservations can be made at 1-855-859-5209.