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Wednesday, February 02, 2005

CMMC Offers Free Women & Heart Disease Seminar

Central Mississippi Medical Center recognizes that women are at the heart of it all - constantly doing, being and giving all they can to everyone in their lives. Many women are so busy taking care of the hearts of others that they forget to take care of their own. In fact, 500,000 women a year die because they miss the early warning signs of heart disease. Fortunately, women can take steps to avoid heart disease simply by carving time out for themselves.

Taking time out of their busy schedules to learn how to prevent heart disease can start with Central Mississippi Medical Center's free seminar for women entitled, At the Heart of It All. The seminar will be held on Sunday, February 27 from 2-4 p.m. in Leadership Hall at Central Mississippi Medical Center, which is located at 1850 Chadwick Drive in Jackson.

Free blood pressure screenings will be held from 1:15 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. At 2 p.m., Al Figueroa, M.D., a cardiologist at Hinds Cardiology, will present information about the signs and symptoms of heart disease that are specific to women and discuss treatments. Heart-healthy nutrition ideas will be presented by Sandra Carr, R.D., lead clinical dietitian at CMMC. Exercise tips for keeping women's hearts healthy will be provided by Paul Bird, exercise physiologist and director of the Comprehensive Weight Management Center at CMMC. Each speaker will be available to answer your questions immediately following their presentation.

To register or, for more information, please contact the Education Department at Central Mississippi Medical Center at (601) 376-1066. The names of those who pre-register will be entered into a drawing for cosmetics and fragrance baskets. Refreshments will be served.

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