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Taking Care of Your Heart

Program Description

Heart disease is America's number one killer, claiming the lives of millions each year. But even more alarming is the number of Americans walking around with diagnosed heart disease: over 71 million. Taking care of your heart and doing what you can to prevent the onset of heart disease or cardiac arrest is an important part of growing older. Boomers will want to attend this informative and possibly life-saving program.

Topics

  • Diet, nutrition and your heart
  • Health tools - take advantage of what's available
  • The lowdown on cholesterol, high blood pressure, and other causes of heart disease
  • Women and heart disease
  • Exercise and fitness
  • Smoking and cardiovascular disease

Speakers

  • Local cardiologists, nurses, healthcare professionals
  • Representative from the American Heart Association
  • Local nutritionists and dieticians.
  • Local personal trainers.

Basics

  • Length - One two hour session.
  • Auditorium-style seating.
  • Preparation time - 2 hours.

Learn More About It

The American Heart Association's Web site has a wide range of information at: http://www.americanheeart.org The Department of Health and Human Services' Center for Disease Control lists the facts at: http://www.cdc.gov/doc.do/id/0900f3ec802720b8. Medline Plus' articles provide a great overview of many facets of heart disease: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/heartdiseases.html

Make It Special

Ask your local hospital to come and do blood pressure checks and cholesterol screenings.

Market It

Distribute flyers to local doctor offices, hospitals, health clinics and local workout facilities. Ask nutritionists, local gyms, and cardiologists to distribute flyers to their patients or to market the program in their newsletter.

  • Montana State Library
  • P.O. Box 201800, 1515 East 6th Avenue
  • Helena, MT 59620-1800
  • Phone: (406) 444-3115
  • Fax: (406) 444-0266
  • msl.mt.gov