For the past five years, Henry County Medical Center has hosted a Heart Health Fair in recognition of American Heart Month. With COVID-19, the event was going to look different this year, just including screenings and goodie bags on Feb. 18. Yet, with the inclement weather, HCMC will now host the event on Thursday, March 11 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the HCMC Diagnostic Center.
The screenings are by appointment only, and all those who were registered for the event on Feb. 18 will be guaranteed their spot on March 11. If you registered and are unable to attend, please call the HCMC FindLine at 731-644-3463. For those who want to register for the new date, please call the FindLine to see what options are available.
You are never too old or too young to begin taking good care of your heart. Taking small steps to follow a healthy lifestyle at any age can help prevent heart disease, and lower your risk for a heart attack or stroke. At our Heart Health Event, participants can get a carotid artery ultrasound as well as blood pressure, full lipid panel cholesterol, and blood glucose by appointment only. You must not have had the carotid artery screening performed within the past 5 years. Goodie bags will also be given.
To see what is done during a carotid artery ultrasound, be sure to watch our FB Live that we did with Bella the Bee on Feb. 5. Click on the link to watch: https://fb.me/e/1cUSg1sd0
Additionally, HCMC is offering a Zoom seminar with Amanda Maples, BSN, RN, Saint Thomas Health Alliance, Alliance Executive | Cardiovascular Service Line. She will be discussing “Knowing Your Numbers,” and the importance of living a heart healthy lifestyle. Learn about “Life’s Simple 7” and what you can do to ensure your heart stays strong. Register through Facebook, our website – www.hcmc-tn.org,or by calling our Find Line at 731-644-3463. A link to the seminar will be sent and slides provided after the event. To make an appointment with St. Thomas Heart, call 731-644-8226.
Also to recognize American Heart Month and the importance of Heart Health, this month’s “You are the One in 2021” seminar is on eating for a healthy heart, presented by Kim Dempsey, MS, RDN, LDN, CDCES, Chief Clinical Dietitian at HCMC. The seminar will premiere at 12 Noon on Sunday, Feb. 21.
Learn how to start a heart healthy diet during American Heart Month! For more information, go to www.hcmc-tn.org. Here is the link to the video for the event: https://youtu.be/wDjQ9USJntU
For more information about all our Heart Health activities at HCMC, call our FindLine at 731-644-3463 or go online at www.hcmc-tn.org.