Events

Start Walking for Your Heart Health, One Step at a Time!

Today is National Start Walking Day so get up and get moving! Your heart will thank you! Statistics say that 1 out of every 2 men and 1 out of every 3 women are at risk for heart disease. Research says that poor lifestyle choices are the major contributor to the disease.

Walkers at the Atlanta Heart Walk

Walkers during the 2010 Atlanta Heart Walk.

Research by the American Heart Association proves the benefits of walking (or moderate physical activity) for at least 30 minutes a day can help:

  • Improve mental well being
  •  Lower blood pressure
  • Improve blood sugar levels
  • Maintain or improve body weight
  • Lower risks of colon and breast cancer
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Reduce risk of coronary heart disease

Join us for a Heart Disease Prevention Event in April and May!

April/May Heart Disease Prevention Events AtlantaThe HeartWise℠ Risk Reduction Program Lecture Series aims to reduce people’s risk of heart disease through education and interaction. In addition to serving patients who currently suffer from heart disease, we also provide help to individuals who could be at risk for heart complications in the future including those who smoke, do not exercise or have high blood pressure.

You can register for our HeartWise events online!

♥ How to Live to 100!
Shanna Stewart, Exercise & Health Science Intern
Monday, April 1, 8:30am – 9:00am, Repeated at 12:00 – 12:30pm

♥ Take Care of those FEET!
Dr. Frank Sinkoe
Friday, April 5, 11:45am – 12:15pm

♥ WomenHeart of Atlanta: Support Group
Monday, April 8, 12pm – 1:15pm

♥ Reading Food Labels
Tasha Mickens, RD, LD, CDE
Monday, April 15, 12pm – 12:30pm

♥ Why Sleep is so Important
Jennifer James, Exercise Physiologist
Monday, April 22, 12:00pm – 12:30pm

♥ Basic Diabetes Nutrition
Tasha Mickens, RD, LD, CDE
Monday, May 6, 12:00pm – 12:30pm

♥ WomenHeart of Atlanta: Support Group
Monday, May 13, 12pm – 1:15pm

♥ Advanced Carbohydrate Counting
Tasha Mickens, RD, LD, CDE
Monday, May 20, 12:00pm – 12:30pm

Admission is free and everyone is welcome and parking is validated for up to 2 hours. Call 404-778-2850 to reserve your seat, or you can sign up for a HeartWise lecture online.

*If you would like to purchase a t-shirt or calendar where the proceeds go to the HeartWise scholarship fund which allows patients who run into financial challenges continue the wellness and prevention, please call 404-778-2850.

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Join us for a Heart Disease Prevention Event in March!

Heart events in Atlanta March 2013The HeartWise℠ Risk Reduction Program Lecture Series aims to reduce people’s risk of heart disease through education and interaction. In addition to serving patients who currently suffer from heart disease, we also provide help to individuals who could be at risk for heart complications in the future including those who smoke, do not exercise or have high blood pressure.

You can register for our HeartWise events online!

WomenHeart of Atlanta: Support Group
Monday, March 11, 12pm – 1:15pm

Fundamentals of Strength Training
Clay Knight, Exercise Physiologist
Monday, March 18, 8:30am – 9:00am, Repeated at 12pm – 12:3pm

Angina
Jane Whitmer, RN
Monday, March 25, 12pm – 12:30pm

Benefits of Vitamin D
Paul White, MD, Rehabilitation Medicine Resident
Wednesday, March 20, 11:30am – 12pm

Admission is free and everyone is welcome and parking is validated for up to 2 hours. Call 404-778-2850 to reserve your seat, or you can sign up for a HeartWise lecture online.

*If you would like to purchase a t-shirt or calendar where the proceeds go to the HeartWise scholarship fund which allows patients who run into financial challenges continue the wellness and prevention, please call 404-778-2850.

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Two Emory Physicians Honored with National Red Dress Award!

Dr. Leslee ShawDr. Sanjay GuptaWoman’s Day magazine is honoring Leslee Shaw, PhD, and Sanjay Gupta, MD, with two of its four Red Dress Awards for 2013. The award honors those who have made significant contributions in the fight against heart disease among women.

Dr. Shaw and Dr. Gupta join the ranks of other distinguished Red Dress award recipients including United States Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin, renowned journalist Barbara Walters and Elizabeth Nabel, MD, former head of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Dr. Shaw is a professor of medicine at Emory School of Medicine and co-directs the Emory Clinical Cardiovascular Research Institute. She currently serves on the Cardiovascular Imaging Committee for the American Heart Association and is on the Board of Directors for the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. She is a past-president of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.

Dr. Shaw Red Dress AwardHer areas of interest and expertise include test accuracy, risk assessment, prognosis and cost efficiency—with a particular emphasis on the role of how diagnostic tests work differently to assess heart disease risk in various ethnic groups and in women versus men.

Dr. Gupta is CNN’s chief medical correspondent and is an assistant professor of neurosurgery at Emory School of Medicine and associate chief of neurosurgery at Grady Memorial Hospital. He is a practicing neurosurgeon at Emory University and Grady hospitals.

Gupta’s medical training and public health policy experience distinguish his reporting on a range of medical and scientific topics including brain injury, disaster recovery, health care reform, fitness, military medicine, HIV/AIDS and other areas.

The prestigious award will be presented on February 12 at Lincoln Center in New York City. To learn more about this award visit Red Dress Awards 2013 – Woman’s Day.

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Whip your heart in shape at the Emory Heartwise Bootcamp!

Heart Month Events AtlantaCelebrate Heart Month by attending the Emory HeartWiseSM Prevention Bootcamp! This exciting event focuses on educating consumers about how to manage/lower risk factors associated with heart disease and stroke. Over the course of the full-day program, there will be breakout sessions on nutrition, cooking demonstrations, women and heart disease, foot care, yoga, stretching, healthy weight loss and starting an exercise program. Physicians and health care providers from across Emory Healthcare will be hosting the lectures in this informative session!

HeartWise Heart Disease Prevention Bootcamp Event Details:

Date: Saturday, February, 9, 2013
Time: 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. with continental breakfast
Where: Emory Conference Center Hotel
1615 Clifton Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30322
Cost: $25 – this fee covers the cost of the educational program, handouts, parking, breakfast and lunch.

For more information or to register please call Emory HealthConnection to register – 404-778-7777 or register online!

This program was made possible from an educational grant from Georgia Power.

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Attend a HeartWise Heart Disease Prevention Event in December!

December Heart Healthy EventsEmory Healthcare’s HeartWise℠ Risk Reduction Program Lecture Series aims to reduce the Atlanta community’s risk for heart disease through educational and interactive events. In addition to serving patients who currently suffer from heart disease, we also provide help to individuals who could be at risk for heart complications in the future including those who smoke, do not exercise or have high blood pressure.

You can register for any of our December HeartWise events online!

♥ New Year Goal Setting
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Monday, December 10, 12pm – 12:30pm and
Thursday, December 13, 8:30am – 9:00am

♥ WomenHeart of Atlanta: Support Group
Monday, December 17, 12pm – 1pm

♥ Losing Weight by Eating Right
Dr. Michael Cantor
Wednesday, December 19, 11:30am – 12pm

♥ Do you Know Your Medications?
Thursday, December 27, 8:30am – 9:00am and 12pm – 12:30pm

Admission is free and everyone is welcome! Call 404-778-2850 to reserve your seat, or you can register for a HeartWise event online!

*If you would like to purchase a t-shirt or calendar where the proceeds go to the HeartWise scholarship fund which allows patients who run into financial challenges continue the wellness and prevention please call 404-778-2850
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Join us for a HeartWise Heart Disease Prevention Event in October!

October Heart Disease Prevention Events

The HeartWiseSM Risk Reduction Program Lecture Series aims to reduce people’s risk of heart disease through education and interaction. In addition to serving patients who currently suffer from heart disease, we also provide help to individuals who could be at risk for heart complications in the future including those who smoke, do not exercise or have high blood pressure.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome! Call 404-778-2850 to reserve your seat, or you can sign up for a HeartWise lecture online.

Fats:  The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Thursday, October  4, 2012
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Chocolate 4 the Heart
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Monday, October 15th 2012
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Healthy Eating Made Easy
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

WomenHeart of Atlanta Support Group
Monday, October 29, 2012
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Osteoarthritis of the Hip & Knee: Prevention & Exercise
Dr. Jacob Lee MD
Friday, October 26th
11:45 AM -12:15 PM

Admission to HeartWise events is free and everyone is welcome! Call 404-778-2850 to reserve your seat, or you can sign up for one of our October HeartWise lectures online!

Atlanta Man Narrowly Avoids Heart Attack – Do You Know When to Go?

Know When to Go to the E.R.Saint Joseph’s Hospital patient and triathlete, Joe Michalak, narrowly missed a heart attack by listening to the risk factors of heart disease. On Father’s Day weekend, he felt some tweaks in his chest and instead of ignorning his symptoms, he went to the hospital right away. Luckily, Joe listened to his body. In hindsight, he had a 95 percentage blockage in his left anterior artery and 80 percent blockage in another one.

Learn more about Joe’s symptoms and what prompted him to make a trip to his local E.R. at Saint Joseph’s Hospital.

4 Free Opportunities for Heart Disease Prevention in September!

September Heart Disease Prevention EventsThe HeartWiseSM Risk Reduction Program Lecture Series aims to reduce people’s risk of heart disease through education and interaction. In addition to serving patients who currently suffer from heart disease, we also provide help to individuals who could be at risk for heart complications in the future including those who smoke, do not exercise or have high blood pressure.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome! Call 404-778-2850 to reserve your seat, or you can sign up for a HeartWise lecture online.

♥ Diabetes Prevention
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Thursday, September 6, 2012
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

♥ High FATS: The Good, the Bad, The Ugly
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

♥ High Blood Pressure & Nutrition
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Thursday, September 13, 2012
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

♥ WomenHeart of Atlanta Support Group
Monday, September 17, 2012

Admission to HeartWise events is free and everyone is welcome! Call 404-778-2850 to reserve your seat, or you can sign up for one of our September HeartWise lectures online!

Knowledge for a Healthy Heart: Attend a Free HeartWise Event in August

Heart Disease Prevention Events AugustThe HeartWiseSM Risk Reduction Program Lecture Series aims to reduce people’s risk of heart disease through education and interaction. In addition to serving patients who currently suffer from heart disease, we also provide help to individuals who could be at risk for heart complications in the future including those who smoke, do not exercise or have high blood pressure.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome! Call 404-778-2850 to reserve your seat, or you can sign up for a HeartWise lecture online.

♥ Heart Healthy Cooking Demo
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Monday, August 6, 2012
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

♥ High Blood Pressure & Nutrition
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Thursday, August 14, 2012
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

♥ Diabetes Prevention
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Monday, August 27, 2012
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Admission to HeartWise events is free and everyone is welcome! Call 404-778-2850 to reserve your seat, or you can sign up for one of our August HeartWise lectures online!