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Preventing Heart Disease is focus for Series

Ventura, California, 06/10/2008

Community Memorial Hospital is holding a monthly series focusing on strategies to prevent heart disease, beginning on Thursday, June 19, and running through October.

Each series will include a presentation along with free blood pressure and cholesterol screenings, and will be held the third Thursday of each month, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in the eighth-floor Nichols Auditorium at Community Memorial Hospital, 147 Brent St. in Ventura.

On June 19, the series will include a presentation titled “Stroke: Signs and Symptoms,” with Lisa Baker, a critical care registered nurse, leading the discussion.

The remaining topics include:

  1. July 17 – “Diabetes and Heart Disease,” by Loquintha Rex, DNP
  2. Aug. 18 – “Weight Management with Healthy Eating,” by Cheryl Beers, a registered dietician;
  3. Sept. 18 – “Complementary Therapies,” by multiple speakers. Areas covered will include nutritional supplements, massage, reflexology, yoga, meditation, acupuncture and wellness program;
  4. Oct. 16 – “Cholesterol 101,” Andrea Ricketts, Cardiology Nurse Practitioner

Blood pressure and cholesterol screenings will be available to those who register in advance. Admission is free, but space is limited, so reservations are suggested. Call CMH’s HealthAware: Heart program at 667-2818.