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January 28, 2014

First in series of six free heart health seminars will be held Thursday, Jan. 30, at UT Health Northeast

January 27, 2014

“With Every Heartbeat is Life,” the first in a series of six free seminars on how to have a healthy heart, will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, in Hudnall Auditorium on the campus of UT Health Northeast, at the intersection of U.S. 271 and State Highway 155 in Tyler.

iStock_000015245486_Web_.heart_pulseAbout 600,000 people in the United States die from heart disease each year – one out of every four deaths. The good news is that heart disease is preventable and controllable. These free, hour-long seminars are a healthy way for you to celebrate February as American Heart Month.

Topics to be covered in the seminars are:

  • Knowing your risks for heart disease
  • Acting promptly if you have heart attack symptoms
  • Increasing your physical activity
  • Aiming for a healthy weight
  • Heart healthy eating on a budget
  • Controlling high blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Diabetes and heart health
  • Enjoying a smoke-free life

The remaining seminars will take place on consecutive Thursdays: Feb. 6, Feb. 13, Feb. 20, Feb. 27, and March 6.

The seminars are free, but registration is recommended. Reserve your place by calling (903) 877-8940 or emailing herwanea.lewis@uthct.edu.

For 65 years, UT Health Northeast has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatment, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, and primary care. Its annual budget of $150 million represents a major economic impact of over $350 million for Northeast Texas. Since 2004, scientists in the Biomedical Research Center have been awarded more than $122 million research dollars. As the university medical center for Northeast Texas, its graduate medical education programs – with residencies in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities across the state and beyond. It also sponsors the residency program in internal medicine at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview. For more information, visit www.uthealth.org.

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