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Count on Your Heart

February is National Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. You can greatly reduce your risk through a healthy lifestyle. Health Plus encourages you to take action to reduce your risk for heart disease. Join in a variety of fun and informative events and programs with Count On Your Heart:

Know Your Numbers:
Throughout February have you blood pressure, height, weight and body mass index checked at locations on and off the main Vanderbilt campus. Participate during the month of February to be entered into a drawing to win one of five FitBit Zip Activity Trackers.

View campus wide locations here.

Wear Red Day Lunch and Learn:
Friday, February 6, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Theater

Join us to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke. The annual Wear Red Day will offer an informative discussion on how high blood pressure affects heart disease. Learn what you can do to lower your blood pressure! Cheryl Laffer, MD, PhD, FAHA, Professor of Medicine and Director of Hypertension Service will be presenting. Wear red to this event and get a heart-healthy lunch.

The Love Your Heart Expo:

Wednesday, February 18th, 10:30-1:00 pm

Light Hall, North Lobby

Health Plus will offer Know Your Numbers and Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute will offer cholesterol and glucose screening (while supplies last). A Vanderbilt Cardiologist, Registered Dietitian and a stroke specialist will be on-site for one-on-one counseling. Sponsored by Vanderbilt Heart, the Stroke Center and Health Plus.

Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2011 in Health Plus, Identify and Reduce Health Risks, Services and tagged ,


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