01/30/2008

Media Advisory
February is American Heart Month

“Go Red” for West Virginia Women Feb. 1, 2008

WHAT:  WVU physicians will address the risk of heart disease among West Virginia woman and talk about disease prevention.  Free health screenings will also be offered to the public. 

WHEN:  Friday, February 1, 2008
Press conference at 10:30 a.m.
  Health screenings from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

WHERE:  WVU Ruby Memorial Hospital West Lobby

WHO: Claudette Brooks, M.D., Director, National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health Stroke Clinic; WVU Department of Neurology  

Laura Davisson, M.D., Clinical Director, National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health; WVU Department of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics

Heather Cross, Division Director, American Heart Association

WHY: Women are asked to wear red on February 1, 2008 to raise awareness of heart disease in women.  The message is clear and urgent:  heart disease is the No. 1 killer of American women — and men.  Go Red for Women empowers women with knowledge and tools so they can take positive action to reduce their risks of heart disease and stroke.


 

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For more information:
Emily Corio, HSC News Service, (304) 293-7087
corioe@wvuh.com
ec: 01-30-08

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