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Friday, December 10, 2010

Cardiac screening for women

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BRIDGEPORT - The 'Women at Heart Program' at the Regina L. Cozza Center recently sponsored a women’s cardiac screening fair in the Hawley Conference Center.
More than 30 women took part in the free cardiac screening, according to a statement.
"The fair provided health education literature packets, blood pressure/vital screenings, body composition evaluations, a nutrition assessment, exercise evaluations, cholesterol and blood sugar profiles," the statement said.
There was a lecture on nutrition by Karen Novak, and a primary prevention lecture by Kathleen Harper. Education videos were shown throughout the day and a yoga demonstration with yoga instructor Susan Kiley, the statement said.

St. Vincent’s Women at Heart at the Regina L. Cozza Center of St. Vincent’s is a cardiovascular program created exclusively for women of all ages designed to provide a holistic, woman-specific program of education and cardiovascular screening, the statement said.
The Women at Heart program helps women lower their risk with discounted cardiovascular screenings, nutrition counseling, stress reduction sessions, and education through free talks and heart health seminars, it said.
Prevention opportunities and information about the latest treatments and research findings are also provided, the statement said.

St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport,is a 473-bed community teaching and referral hospital with a Level II trauma center and a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility in Westport, the statement said.

Editor's note: The information in this post was wholly provided.


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