Posts Tagged ‘Heart Month’

Don’t Let Your Stress Levels Stress Your Heart

Stress & Heart Disease Chat Sign Up

Join Emory Heart & Vascular Center preventive heart disease specialist Susmita Parashar, MD to learn about how stress can contribute to heart disease. Dr. Parashar will participate in a free live web chat on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 and will be available to provide information linking stress to heart disease as well as answer questions on how to best balance your life to reduce stress. The chat will begin at 12:30pm EST.

Register for the Stress & Heart Disease Web Chat: UPDATE CHAT TRANSCRIPT


About Dr. Susmita Parashar

Dr. Susmita Parashar

Dr. Susmita Parashar is a Board certified cardiologist at the Emory Heart and Vascular Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at Emory University School of Medicine. Prior to joining as faculty in the Division of Cardiology, Dr Parashar was Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Medicine at Emory for 8 years. She applies her experience as a Board certified internist in providing a holistic care to patients. She was awarded the American Heart Association (AHA) Trudy Bush Fellowship for Cardiovascular Research in Women’s Health Award to recognize outstanding work in the area of women’s health and cardiovascular disease and Emory Department of Medicine Early Career Faculty Research Award for Clinical Research.

Dr Parashar completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Medical College of Georgia, Augusta and Cardiology fellowship at Emory University. She completed her Master of Public Health and a Master of Science from Emory in 2005. A passionate clinician-researcher and educator, she trains medical students, residents and cardiology fellows. In addition, she conducts clinical research. Dr Parashar’s clinical and research focus is in preventive cardiology with a focus on women and cardiovascular diseases.

She has received several grants and awards from the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the AHA to conduct research on women and heart disease. She has served as Emory principal investigator for large NIH funded clinical research for heart attack patients. She was also invited to participate as a co-investigator for the NIH funded Cardiovascular Health Study for older adults. She has presented her work in national and international scientific meetings, including the AHA Annual Session, AHA Quality of Care and Outcomes Research in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke, American College of Cardiology Annual Session, Society of General Internal Medicine and International Congress of Coronary Heart Disease.

Dr. Parashar has authored/coauthored over 60 peer-reviewed publications, including invited textbook chapters, manuscripts, abstracts and review articles. Her work has been published in such prestigious journals as the New England Journal of Medicine, Archives of Internal Medicine and Circulation, and highlighted by the Nature and national media such as CNN, CBS and NPR news.

She believes in family-career balance and applies her experience as a mother of two young children and wife to her work.

Celebrate Heart Month by Joining Our Top Heart Healthy Foods Chat!

Top Heart Healthy Foods ChatJoin Emory Heart & Vascular Center nutritionist Cheryl A. Williams, RD, LD on Thursday, February 9 at 12:30 for a live web chat titled “Top Heart Healthy Foods”. She will be available to answer questions about what the best food choices are for your heart, share new recipe ideas, as well as provide ideas for your favorite current recipes that will help keep your heart healthy.

Sign up for the Top Heart Healthy Foods Chat here: UPDATE CHAT TRANSCRIPT

We look forward to helping facilitate a dialog that builds awareness around the importance of prioritizing a heart healthy diet and taking control of your heart health! See you there!

About:  Cheryl Williams is a registered dietitian (RD) specializing in the nutritional management of a variety of chronic conditions including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. In her current position at the Emory Heart & Vascular Center, Cheryl provides nutrition therapy, wellness coaching, monthly nutrition seminars and healthy cooking demonstrations.

Take control of your Heart Health and join us at the Go Red Connect Event!

Go Red for WomenJoin Saint Joseph’s Hospital tomorrow, Saturday, February 4 for the Atlanta American Heart Association’s Go Red CONNECT Event at Macy’s at Perimeter Mall.



Macy’s – Perimeter Mall

4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road

Time: 1pm – 5pm

Saint Joseph’s Hospital, the American Heart Association and Go Red For Women are calling on Atlanta women to Make It Their Mission to fight heart disease.

Come CONNECT with women across the metro area, Go Red volunteers, and heart disease survivors to learn how you can save your life and the lives of other women.

Saint Joseph’s Hospital staff will be offering free cardiovascular screenings as well as provide educational material on how to stay heart healthy.

Other events during the day include healthy cooking demos, heart health information, exclusive Go Red giveaways and much more!

Women will have the opportunity to share their stories in front of the American Heart Association’s camera and have the chance to become a spokesperson for the Go Red for Women cause.  If you are chosen you could represent the AHA’s Go Red For Women in marketing materials, at events, on, etc!


See you all there!

Related Resources

Saint Joseph’s Heart & Vascular Institute website

Emory Heart and Vascular Center Women’s program website

Healthy Heart recipes

American Heart Association Atlanta website

Atlantans: Join us for 11 Heart Healthy Events During Heart Month!

Emory HeartWise Events in Atlanta during Heart Month:

Heart Month Events Atlanta February

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.

♥ Fats: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Thursday, February 2nd
8:45 AM – 9:15 AM

♥ Chocolate for the Heart
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Monday, February 6, 2012
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

♥ Q&A with an Emory Cardiologist
Dr. Laurence Sperling
Friday, February 10, 2012
12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM

♥ Medications
Jane Whitmer, RN
Monday, February 13, 2012
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

♥ Celebration: National Cardiac Rehabilitation
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

♥ Chocolate for the Heart
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Thursday, February 16, 2012
8:45 AM – 9:15 AM

♥ How Should I Take Care of My Feet?
Dr. Frank Sinkoe
Friday, February 24, 2012
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

♥ Diabetes Prevention
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Monday, February 27, 2012
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Admission to HeartWise events is free and everyone is welcome! Call404-778-2850 to reserve your seat, or you can sign up for one of our February HeartWise lectures online!

Saint Joseph’s Heart Institute Events in Atlanta during Heart Month:

♥ Friday, February 3rd National Wear Red Day; Wear red to raise awareness of heart disease and what you can do to prevent it!

♥ Friday, February, 3rd – Go Red Event; Saint Joseph’s Hospital is hosting a Go Red Event from 8:30am – 2pm.  We will have jewelry vendors, cooking demos, dark chocolate vendors and educational information available.

♥ Saturday, February 4th- Go Red Connect- Join us  at Macy’s at Perimeter Mall from 1 pm to 5 pm.   Saint Joseph’s staff will be offering free cardiovascular screenings as well as providing educational materials to attendees

Please feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions or thoughts regarding any of the February events. We look forward to seeing all of you there!

Emory Healthcare is proud to partner with the American Heart Association in the My Heart. My Life campaign to help prevent heart disease.  Take the Life Simple Seven challenge today!

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