Women's heart forum at Memorial Medical Center
Send a link to a friend
[May 07, 2012]
-- Area women are invited to hear from experts in the field
of heart failure prevention and management at this year's Celebrate
the Heart of a Woman forum. The program, "Strengthen the Heart of a
Woman," will be at 6 p.m. May 15 in the Wedeberg Conference Center
at Memorial Medical Center. The free, two-hour event is open to the
Heart disease, while often thought of as a health-related issue more
common in men, is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States,
according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Those in
attendance will learn about prevention, diagnosis and treatment of
heart failure, and how to keep your heart strong and healthy. Topics
include heart failure and prevention, heart failure diagnostic
approaches and treatment, and managing salt in your diet.
speakers are Marilyn Prasun, coordinator of the Memorial Heart
Failure Clinic; John E. Nester, M.D., Springfield Clinic
cardiologist; and Becky Smith, lead clinical dietitian with Memorial
Light refreshments will be served, and the event will conclude at
Memorial Medical Center is at 701 N. First St. in Springfield.
The Wedeberg Conference Center is on the hospital's lower level,
near its main entrance.
[to top of second column]
Parking is available in the hospital's visitor parking lots
across from the main entrance at Miller and First streets. Valet
parking is also available.
To register, visit
MemorialMedical.com or call Memorial's Healthline at
[Text from file received from
Memorial Medical Center]