Posts Tagged ‘HeartWise’

March into Better Heart Health!

Heart events in Atlanta March 2012The 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.

Call 404-778-2850 to reserve your seat, or you can sign up for one of our March HeartWise lectures online!

Emory HeartWise Events in Atlanta during March:

♥ Diabetes Prevention
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Thursday, March 8, 2012
8:45 AM – 9:15 AM

♥ Healthy Cooking Demo
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Monday, March 12, 2012
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

♥ Dancing For Health
Ashley Cole, Valdosta State University Exercise Specialist Intern
Friday, March 23, 2012
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

♥ High Blood Pressure & Nutrition
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Monday, March 26, 2012
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

♥ Why Sleep is So Important
Friday, March 26, 2012
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 March HeartWise lectures online!

Have a New Year’s Resolution to Get Healthy?

HeartWise Events in JanuaryDo you have your New Year’s resolution ready? If you need help picking one, how about making a decision to protect your heart? We have four ways in January for you to get started towards meeting your goal with our HeartWiseSM Risk Reduction Program free educational seminars.

The HeartWise program 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 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 January HeartWise lectures online!

♥ Nutrition for the Heart
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Monday, January 9, 2012
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

♥ Fats: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Thursday, January 26, 2012
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

♥ Nutrition for the Heart
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Monday, January 26, 2012
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

♥ Ins & Outs of Exercise
Clay Knight, Exercise Physiologist
Monday, January 30, 2012
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Our HeartWise events are held at The Emory Clinic, 1525 Clifton Road NE, in the 5th Floor Conference Room.

For more information on heart disease and heart disease prevention, check out our Center for Heart Disease Prevention web site.

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

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Celebrate & Protect Your Heart During the Holidays

December Heart Healthy EventsTake time during the Holidays to take care of yourself and protect your heart! Attend an Emory HeartWiseSM Risk Reduction Program free educational seminar.

The HeartWise program 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 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 December HeartWise lectures online!

♥ New Year Goal Setting
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Monday, December 5, 2011
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

♥ Exercise and Blood Pressure
Kerry Schwamb, Exercise Science Intern, Life University
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

♥ Ins & Outs of Exercise
Clay Knight, Exercise Physiologist
Monday, December 12, 2011
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

♥ New Year Goal Setting
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Monday, December 19, 2011
8:45 AM – 9:15 AM

Our HeartWise events are held at The Emory Clinic, 1525 Clifton Road NE, in the 5th Floor Conference Room.

Get more information on heart disease and heart disease prevention and check out Emory’s Recipes for Wellness to find some heart healthy recipes that will help you get through the holiday season with a slimmer waistline.

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

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Atlanta: 4 Heart Disease Prevention Events in November

November Heart Disease Risk Reduction EventsDuring the Holiday season it is hard to stay healthy, make a decision to protect your heart and attend a Emory HeartWiseSM Risk Reduction Program free educational seminar.

The HeartWise program 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 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 November HeartWise lectures online!

How the Heart Works
Robert McDonough, PhD (Georgia Perimeter College)
Monday, November 7, 2011
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

High Blood Pressure & Nutrition
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Thursday, November 10, 2011
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

ABCs of Vitamins
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Monday, November 14, 2011
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Heart Healthy Eating (Samples)
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Monday, November 21, 2011
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Our HeartWise events are held at The Emory Clinic, 1525 Clifton Road NE, in the 5th Floor Conference Room.

For more information on heart disease and heart disease prevention, check out our Center for Heart Disease Prevention web site.

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

4 Free Heart Disease Prevention Events this month in Atlanta

October Heart Disease Prevention EventsAt the Emory Heart & Vascular Center, we hold events each month for people to embrace their health and focus on opportunities for heart disease prevention and improved heart health. With that in mind, we are excited to announce the October events & lectures in the HeartWiseSM Risk Reduction Program Lecture Series!

The HeartWise program 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 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!

Nutrition for Heart
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Monday, October 3, 2011
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Medications
Jane Whitmer, RN
Monday, October 10, 2011
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Heart Healthy Cooking Demo
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Monday, October 17, 2011
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Chocolate for the Heart
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Monday, October 24, 2011
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Our HeartWise events are held at The Emory Clinic, 1525 Clifton Road NE, in the 5th Floor Conference Room.

For more information on heart disease and heart disease prevention, check out our Center for Heart Disease Prevention web site.

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

Reduce Your Heart Disease Risk with a Free Event in September

September Heart Disease Prevention EventsAt Emory Healthcare, we hold events each month for people to embrace their health and focus on opportunities for prevention and wellness. With that in mind, we are excited to announce the September events & lectures in the HeartWiseSM Risk Reduction Program Lecture Series!

The HeartWise program 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 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!

 

Healthy Eating Made Easy
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Monday, September 12, 2011
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Do You Know Your Risk Factors
Kathy Lee Biship, MS, PT, CCS
Monday, September 19, 2011
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Heart Healthy Supermarket Shopping
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Medications
jane Whitmer, RN
Monday, September 26, 2011
7:30am – 8:00 am

Our HeartWise events are held at The Emory Clinic, 1525 Clifton Road NE, in the 5th Floor Conference Room.

For more information on heart disease and heart disease prevention, check out our Center for Heart Disease Prevention web site.

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

6 Opportunities to Reduce Your Heart Disease Risk in August

Heart Disease Prevention Events August

At Emory Healthcare, we’re always doing what we can to provide free educational resources to our patients. We hold events each month for people to embrace their health and focus on opportunities for prevention and wellness. With that in mind, we are excited to announce the August lectures in the HeartWiseSM Risk Reduction Program Lecture Series!

The HeartWise program 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.

Diabetes Prevention
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
9 AM – 9:30 AM

Medications
Jane Whitmer, RN
Monday, August 15, 2011
7:30 AM – 8 AM

Fats: Good, Bad and UGLY!
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Monday, August 15, 2011
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Ins & Outs of Exercise
Clay Knight, Exercise Specialist
Monday, August 22, 2011
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

High Blood Pressure and Nutrition
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Monday, August 29, 2011
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Treatment of Neck Pain
Jordan Tate, MD, Rehabilitation Medicine Resident
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

HeartWise events are held at The Emory Clinic, 1525 Clifton Road NE, in the 5th Floor Conference Room.

For more information on heart disease and heart disease prevention, check out our Center for Heart Disease Prevention web site.

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

Control Your Cholesterol – Keep Your Heart Healthy!

Heart Disease PreventionDid you know that about half of American adults have cholesterol levels that are too high? It may also surprise you to know that all cholesterol is not bad. It is important to understand what the differences are because too much or not enough of one type or another can put you at risk for heart disease.

The majority of cholesterol comes from the body, and the remaining from food, specifically animal products. There are two types of cholesterol, HDL (good) and LDL (bad). These are called lipoproteins and they carry cholesterol to the cells.

When you have too much LDL cholesterol, it can combine with white blood cells and fats to create plaque in your veins and arteries. This can block blood from flowing through the arteries and lead to heart damage or failure. If the buildup of plaque ruptures, a blood clot can form and then prevent blood flow to the heart and brain, causing a heart attack or stroke.

HDL cholesterol works to your advantage to help unclog arteries that can be blocked by LDL cholesterol and it helps remove cholesterol from the blood. For heart health it is essential to have a high level of HDL cholesterol and low level of LDL cholesterol.

The recommended level for LDL cholesterol is under 160 mg/dL, for HDL cholesterol over 40 mg/dL for men and 50 mg/dLfor women, and under 150 mg/dL for triglycerides (blood fats). If your total cholesterol is over 200 mg/dL, you need to talk to your doctor and take action that may include:

  • Eat better – move towards a more healthy diet that is low in cholesterol, trans fats and saturated fats, and high in fiber (e.g. fruits and vegetables). Avoid food from animals (e.g. fatty meats, whole-milk dairy products and egg yolks). Maintain a healthy weight as a result.
  • Be active – one of the seven steps toward a healthy heart and a very important way for your body to create more good cholesterol and decrease your risk of heart-related conditions. Exercising at least 30 minutes a day most days of the week is recommended.
  • Regular screenings – detecting high cholesterol early can help you begin to lower it. Because high cholesterol has no symptoms, it is important to have it tested.
  • Work with your doctor to create the right treatment plan to maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
  • Quit Smoking
  • Take medication if prescribed

Emory Healthcare is a proud sponsor of American Heart Association’s My Heart. My Life Campaign that promotes My Life Check – Life’s Simple 7. Controlling your cholesterol is one of the 7 steps to a healthier heart.

Learn more about The Emory Heart & Vascular Center’s Heart Disease Prevention Program.

About Dr. Jefferson Baer

Dr. Baer is a cardiologist at the Emory Heart & Vascular Center, and is the Director of Preventive Cardiology at Emory University Hospital Midtown. He specializes in general cardiology, lipid metabolism, preventive cardiology and valve disease. He is highly regarded in the physician community for his expertise in preventing heart disease.

 

6 Ways to Reduce Your Risk for Heart Disease in July!

HeartWise Lecture SeriesAt Emory Healthcare, we’re always doing what we can to provide free educational resources to our patients. We holds events throughout each month that provide opportunities for individuals to embrace their health and focus on prevention and wellness. With that in mind, we are excited to announce the July lectures in the HeartWiseSM Risk Reduction Program Lecture Series!

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

Cardiac Anatomy 101
Corey Schultz
Friday, July 8th
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Heart Healthy Supermarket Shopping
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Monday, July 11th
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Nutrition for the Heart
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Monday, July 18th
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM

Nutrition for the Heart
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Thursday, July 21st
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Heart Healthy Cooking Demo
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Monday, July 25th
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Mind Over Matter: How to “Deal” with Heart Disease
Fabienne Guerrier, Life University Exercise Specialist Intern
Wednesday, July 27th
11:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

Lectures are held at The Emory Clinic, 1525 Clifton Road Northeast, on the 5th Floor Conference Room.
Please feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions or thoughts regarding any of the lectures. We look forward to seeing all of you there!

For more information on heart disease & heart disease prevention, check out our Center for Heart Disease Prevention web site.

Get “HeartWise” with a Free Heart Disease Risk Reduction Event

June Heart Disease Prevention Events

At Emory Healthcare, we’re always doing what we can to provide free educational resources to our patients. We holds events throughout each month that provide opportunities for individuals to embrace their health and focus on prevention and wellness. With that in mind, we are excited to announce the June lectures in the HeartWiseSM Risk Reduction Program Lecture Series!

The HeartWise program 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.

Healthy Summer Eating
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Monday, June 6, 2011
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Fats: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Medications
Jane Whitmer, RN
Monday, June 20, 2011
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Functional Foods
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Monday, June 27, 2011
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Lectures are held at The Emory Clinic, 1525 Clifton Road Northeast, on the 5th Floor Conference Room.
Please feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions or thoughts regarding any of the lectures. We look forward to seeing all of you there!

For more information on heart disease & heart disease prevention, check out our Center for Heart Disease Prevention web site.