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Third Annual Women's Cardiovascular Symposium: Heart Health - What Smart Women Need to Know

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January 31, 2010

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This unique symposium will provide the latest information on cardiovascular health for women

Please join the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute’s Center for Women’s Cardiovascular Health and the Health Learning Centers on February 24, 2010, at the Third Annual Heart Symposium: Heart Health—What Smart Women Need to Know. This unique symposium will provide the latest information on cardiovascular health for women, including a debate on hormone replacement therapy. Be there as we explore heart disease risk factors, and learn how you can fit a heart-healthy lifestyle into your busy schedule.

Call now to register!

Heart Health: What Smart Women Need to Know

Wednesday, February 24, 2010
8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Prentice Women’s Hospital
250 E. Superior Street, Chicago, IL
Third Floor, Conference Center

Registration fee of $25, per person, includes lectures, materials, refreshments and discounted parking. To register or for more information, call Health Resources at 312-926-8400. Space is limited. A portion of this program was funded by the Nancy and James Farley Women’s Heart Health Lecture Series.

Symposium Programs:

Debate on Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is used to relieve menopausal symptoms but has been linked as a risk factor for cardiovascular health. During the symposium a gynecologist and cardiologist discuss the pros and cons of this treatment. The presenting gynecologist is Lauren F. Streicher, MD, obstetrician and gynecologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and assistant professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The presenting cardiologist is Nanette K. Wenger, MD, chief of Cardiology, Grady Memorial Hospital and professor at Emory University School of Medicine. Marla A. Mendelson, MD, cardiologist and medical director of the Center for Women's Cardiovascular Health, will moderate the debate.

Heart at Work: Keeping on Target with Heart Disease Risk Reduction
A general overview of cardiovascular risks for women and prevention will be presented by Vera H. Rigolin, MD. Dr. Rigolin is a cardiologist and associate medical director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute’s Center for Women's Cardiovascular Health.

Groove is in the Heart: Moving Your Way to a Healthy Heart
Martha Gulati, MD, lectures on fitting heart health and physical activity into your daily schedule. Dr. Gulati is a cardiologist and associate medical director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute’s Center for Women's Cardiovascular Health.

Recipe for Life: Eating Well for Heart Health
Learn to improve your nutrition and maintain a heart healthy weight with this program presented by Robert F. Kushner, MD. Dr. Kushner is the clinical director for the Northwestern Comprehensive Center on Obesity.

Heart Healthy Cooking Demonstration
Watch and learn from experts how you can improve your diet and cooking techniques. This demonstration is presented by registered dieticians from the Center for Lifestyle Medicine, Holly Herrington, MS, RD, LDN and Erin McCarthy, MS, RD, LDN.

We hope to see you there!

Media Contact:

Kris Lathan, Director
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
312-926-2963
klathan@nmh.org

Last UpdateFebruary 8, 2011
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