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Published on December 04, 2009

Palos Community Hospital Announces Presentations for Heart Month 2010

In recognition of Heart Month, Palos Community Hospital will offer a variety of programs to help empower you to improve your heart health. All of the programs will take place at Palos Health & Fitness Center, 15430 West Ave., Orland Park.

Registration is required for all of the Heart Month Programs. Call (708) 226-2300 to register.

Waiter... Health, Please

Love to eat out? Not sure about the best choices when looking over the menu? Take the mystery out of menus and learn how to make healthier choices when dining out with the help of a PCH registered dietitian during this free presentation. Many restaurants do not include nutritional information on their menus and you just may be frightened by what you don't know especially when it comes to fat, cholesterol and sodium. Learn what the best choices are, no matter the course.

TIME/DATE: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 2

LOCATION: Palos Health & Fitness Center, 15430 West Ave., Orland Park

Top Five Ways to Reduce Your Risk Factors

 ***(This program has been cancelled and rescheduled for Tuesday, April 6, same time and same location.)

There are risk factors for heart disease that you can either control or treat. Learn what you can control yourself and when seek to the help of a medical professional from Cardiologist Thomas Kason, M.D., at this free presentation. A registered nurse will be available for blood pressure screenings starting at 6:15 p.m.

TIME/DATE: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 9 - rescheduled for Tuesday, April 4

LOCATION: Palos Health & Fitness Center, 15430 West Ave., Orland Park

Women & Heart Health

Heart disease is not just a man's disease. Heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases are devastating to women, too. In fact, coronary heart disease, which causes heart attack, is the leading cause of death for American women. Nearly twice as many women in the United States die of heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases as from all forms of cancer, including breast cancer. Join nurses from our Cardiac Rehabilitation program to learn more about the risk factors for heart disease and stroke and how heart attack symptoms are different in women and men at this free presentation. A registered nurse will be available for blood pressure screenings starting at 6:15 p.m.

TIME/DATE: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 16

LOCATION: Palos Health & Fitness Center, 15430 West Ave., Orland Park

The Heart of Diabetes

Having type 2 diabetes greatly increases your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death and disability among people with type 2 diabetes. Approximately 65 percent of people with diabetes die of some form of heart disease or stroke. Attend this presentation to learn why diabetes increases your risk factors and the steps you can take to improve your heart health from Cardiologist Stephen Wiet, M.D. A registered nurse will be available for blood pressure screenings starting at 6:15 p.m.

TIME/DATE: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 23

LOCATION: Palos Health & Fitness Center, 15430 West Ave., Orland Park