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DMC plans Healthy Heart Event Feb. 22

February 14, 2018

Elkins, WV – February is American Heart Month – how much do you really know about cardiac health?  Davis Medical Center (DMC) wants to help you take charge of your health by offering a free Healthy Heart educational forum on Thursday, February 22, from 6-8 PM in the ground floor cafeteria overflow.

“We’re providing insight and guidance from experts at Davis Medical Center on how to achieve better heart health,” said Mindy Parsons, RN, Clinical Charge Nurse for DMC Cardiac Rehab.  “Guests can learn about heart disease and risk factors, medications, diet and much more.”

The program features a clinical provider from the West Virginia University Medicine Heart & Vascular Institute.  Other panelists include pharmacist Amanda Smith, RPh; dietitian Sonya Phares, RD; Debbie Williams, RN and Becky Piehler, RN, and Mindy Parsons, RN. Topics include strength training for a healthy heart, target heart rates, plant-focused diets for combating heart disease and inflammation, and cardiovascular disease.

Each year communities and health professionals across the nation target February as a time to raise awareness to fight heart disease, the number one killer of women. Heart disease claims the lives of more women each year than all forms of cancer combined.

Healthy snacks and a free take-home with information will be provided.  Reservations are encouraged by calling the Cardiac Rehab Center at 304.637.3623.

“We are committed to helping our communities have better health by empowering them with information,” added Parsons, RN.  “We hope many people will take advantage of this valuable, free opportunity.”