02/04/2009

Media Advisory -- February is American Heart Month

‘Go Red’ for West Virginia Women Feb. 6, 2009

WHAT:  WVU physicians will address the risk of heart disease among West Virginia women and talk about disease prevention.  Free health screenings – blood pressure, BMI and risk-factor assessment – will also be offered to the public.

WHEN:  Friday, Feb. 6, 2009

Press conference 10:30 a.m.
Health screenings 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

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

Robert J. Beto, M.D., Chair, WVU Department of Cardiology

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

WHERE:  WVU Hospitals, west lobby

WHY: Women are asked to wear red on Feb. 6, 2009, 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.
 

-WVU-


09-018
For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
johnsa@wvuh.com
ab:1-27-09

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