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Take Time to Be Kind to Your Heart
February 11, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
In recognition of American Heart Month, York Hospital will host a community webinar, “Take Time to Be Kind to Your Heart,” to discuss ways to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) and improve wellness. Join Cardiovascular Care of York Hospital physicians Dr. Erin Rafferty and Dr. Krista Michelin to learn about CVD risk factors, signs and symptoms of a heart attack and stroke, how symptoms can differ for men and women, the importance of maintaining care, and ways to improve heart health while reducing stress. Register via Eventbrite using the link below.
While COVID-19 concerns dominate the news, the reality is cardiovascular disease (CVD) continues to be the leading cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the country. People with heart disease may also be at a higher risk of developing a more severe form of COVID-19 if infected with the virus, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Your risk for developing heart disease is heightened if you have high cholesterol, high blood pressure and/or elevated blood sugar levels; smoke; are overweight; do not get adequate daily/weekly physical activity; and regularly eat food and drink beverages high in fat, calories, sodium and/or sugar.
Cardiovascular Care of York Hospital suggests the following ways to reduce your risk:
- Monitor your blood pressure
- Reduce your cholesterol (if elevated)
- Commit to a healthy diet
- Stay active
- Lose weight
- Quit smoking
Other ways to stay healthy include getting adequate sleep (at least seven hours daily for adults) and limiting the consumption of alcohol. Also, don’t forget to get your flu vaccination, wear a face mask, be diligent about hand washing and cleaning high-touch surfaces, avoid gathering in large groups and stay at least six feet away from others.
If you would like to learn more about how to keep your heart healthy, register now using the Eventbrite link below and tune in on Thursday, February 11 at noon. A recording will be available for public viewing on the hospital’s YouTube channel, after the event.
For more information, please contact York Hospital’s Community Relations team at [email protected] or (207) 351-2385.
To learn more about heart disease, wellness tips or to schedule an appointment with Cardiovascular Care of York Hospital, call (207) 363-6136 or visit https://www.yorkhospital.com/services/cardiovascular-care/