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Catholic Health Sponsors Free Program on Women and Heart Disease at Williamsville Diagnostic Center

January 12, 2010

Even though most people associate heart disease with men, it's also the leading cause of death among women. During American Heart Month, Catholic Health’s HealthConnection is sponsoring a free program, “Putting Heart into Your Health,” to educate women in the community about heart disease and how to recognize the signs and symptoms.

Sign up today for this free class held on February 24 at 5:30 p.m. at the Williamsville Diagnostic Center located at 400 International Drive, Williamsville. Ginny Lyons, RN, women’s health specialist, will present.

Coronary heart disease, which often appears as a heart attack, is one of the most common health conditions in the United States. Every year, more than 500,000 U.S. women die of heart disease, about one every minute. In 2009, an estimated 785,000 Americans will have a new coronary attack, and about 470,000 will have a recurrent attack. About every 25 seconds, an American will have a coronary event, and about one every minute will die from one.

Learn what you can do to prevent heart disease or recognize the warning signs by attending this free program. Registration is required and space is limited. For more information, or to register, for “Putting Heart into Your Health,” call Catholic Health's HealthConnection at 706-2112.

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