LANCASTER, Ohio (February 22, 2013) – On Saturday, Feb. 16, Fairfield Medical Center hosted the first Women’s Heart Health Tea in recognition of American Heart Month. With more than 100 women in attendance, participants learned valuable information from Dee Flowers, certified nurse practitioner, about heart health and listened to Gail Hogan, NBC Channel 4 personality, talk about her personal heart journey.
“All women face the threat of heart disease and there are several risk factors women need to be aware of so that they can be prepared,” Flowers said in her presentation. “Becoming aware of the symptoms that are unique to women, as well as eating healthy and exercising, can limit their risk.”
Hogan noted that although heart disease is thought of as a problem that men have, more women die than men each year. She spoke of her battle with heart disease and offered tips on how to keep one’s heart healthy.
“Women can have different symptoms than men,” Hogan said. “We tend to show up in emergency rooms after most of the damage has already occurred because we don’t recognize the symptoms soon enough. We need to be aware and eliminate our risk by having as much education as we can and that is why I am here today.”
For questions or more information about the next Heart Health Tea, call (740) 687-8007.
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Fairfield Medical Center
Public Relations Specialist