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Palmetto Health Presents the Sixth Annual “Women at Heart"
09/09/2013
A free heart-health forum and exhibition for women

Palmetto Health, in collaboration with the City of Columbia and other local partners, presents the sixth annual “Women at Heart,” a free heart-health forum and exhibition, Saturday, Sept. 14, from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St. The event will help women learn to take better care of their hearts.

Event activities include heart-healthy cooking and fitness demonstrations, and a variety of vendor and informational exhibits. Palmetto Health physicians will discuss the effects of stress and anxiety on heart health, as well as provide one on one “Ask the Doctor” appointments. Attendees are asked to wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

Heart disease is the number one cause of death for women nationally and is the second leading cause of death for all women in South Carolina, and is the leading killer for African-American women in the Palmetto State (DHEC). According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease kills twice as many women over the age of 25 as the next seven causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer. Women are much more likely to die of a first heart attack than men because their heart disease often goes undiagnosed.

For more information or to register, visit PalmettoHealth.org/WomenAtHeart or call 803-296-CARE (2273).

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