Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, Davis Medical Center is proudly participating in American Heart Month. Locally, over 11% of Randolph County’s population is affected by heart disease.
On Thursday, February 13, Davis Medical Center is sponsoring a Healthy Heart Forum that offers participants cardiac-specific health screenings, nutritious refreshments, and a panel discussion on heart health by Dr. Chalak Berzingi of the WVU Heart & Vascular Institute.
In addition, DMC registered dietician Sonya Phares-Weiford, RDN, and DMC physical therapist Julie Fleming, PT will provide information on nutrition and exercise strategies that support cardiovascular health.
Each year DMC’s Cardiac Rehab program organizes this important community health event. Lisa Crumm, RN, oversees the DMC Cardiac Rehab program, and urges anyone with concerns or questions about their cardiac health to attend.
“The Heart Forum is like a visit to a cardiac specialist and a nutritionist at one time, and at no cost. The information is so valuable, and we always plan time for attendees to ask specific questions to the panel,” she said.
Crumm added that the following screenings will be provided at no charge: Body Mass Index (BMI), and body fat analysis.
Seating at the Forum is limited and reservations are required. The event is free and open to the public. Callfor information or to reserve your space.