Heart Health Month - February 2020
Every month is Heart Month at Henry Mayo, but February marks the opportunity to further raise awareness and educate our community about heart health. In celebration of Heart Month, Henry Mayo has a month full of activities highlighting education and prevention of heart disease and giving back to the community through awareness events and social activities. Take a look at our calendar of events below!
Wear Red Day
Wear the color red to take part in raising awareness of women’s heart health, a leading cause of death in women.
Heart Health Fair
7:30 -10:30 a.m. at the Newhall Community Center: In partnership with the City of Santa Clarita, Henry Mayo will be hosting its quarterly Heart Health Fair at the Newhall Community Center where community members can get free screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol/glucose, and stroke. There will also be resources and information on diabetes management and an “Ask a Pharmacist” session. The Newhall Community Center is located at 22421 Market Street in Newhall.
Presented by Kim Brown, RDN, CDE
5:30-6:30 p.m. Room 2 - HMC
According to the American Heart Association "A healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons to fight cardiovascular disease" It's not as hard as you may think! Remember, it's the overall pattern of your choices that counts."
Eating healthy doesn't have to mean dieting or giving up all the foods you love. Learn how to ditch the junk, give your body the nutrient-dense fuel it needs, and love every minute of it!
Here are some of the topics we'll cover:
- American Heart Association Guidelines
- Foods to reduce or avoid
- Fat and sodium guidelines
- Food labels
- Food recommendations
Continue to learn how to keep your heart healthy by visiting the following links:
- Nutrition Blog – featuring many heart-healthy recipes and a few special Heart Month posts!
- Here to help you quit - Henry Mayo’s Tobacco Cessation Program
- Anatomy of the Heart
- Heart Risks You Can Change
- Women and Heart Disease
- Warning Signs of Heart Failure
- Types of Cardiology Diagnostic Testing
2020 Heart Month Giveaways