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Heart health techniques taught at HeartWise Bootcamp

Experts from the Emory Heart & Vascular Center and Saint Joseph's Hospital are teaming up on Saturday, Feb. 9, in observance of American Heart Month, for an all-day event aimed at educating the public on how to manage and lower risk factors associated with heart disease and stroke.

The Emory HeartWise Prevention Bootcamp will feature sessions on a variety of topics including nutrition, women and heart disease, foot care, yoga, computer applications, healthy weight loss, starting an exercise program and a cooking demonstration. Physicians and other health care providers will lead each presentation.

February was first proclaimed National Heart Month by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964. Even though great advances in diagnosing and treating heart disease have been made over the last 50 years, it remains the leading cause of death for both men and women each year.

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 9, 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. with continental breakfast.

WHERE: Emory Conference Center Hotel, 1615 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30322

COST:$25 fee covers the costs of the educational program, handouts, parking, breakfast and lunch.

REGISTRATION/MORE INFO: For more information please register online, or via telephone at Emory HealthConnection 404-778-7777. Space is limited.

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