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Healthy hearts subject of annual event

Published 10:34 am, Monday, February 3, 2014
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As part of its participation in American Heart Month, Stamford Hospital is hosting its annual "Celebrating Healthy Hearts" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Tully Health Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Court, Stamford.

The free event will address medical, interventional and surgical treatments for heart disease.

"Celebrating Healthy Hearts" will start with a discussion on the "State of the Heart 2014" led by Stamford Hospital's Lori Mosca, Ph.D., who is considered an authority on cardiovascular disease and prevention. The event will also feature the American Heart Association's "Faces of Heart," a traveling photo gallery that exhibits stories of courage, strength and hope in the face of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, and kick off its "Better U" program, a 12-week course that teaches women more about heart health, eating healthy and exercising.

During the Healthy Hearts event, health screenings will be available, including blood pressure, stroke risk assessments, cholesterol and glucose and pulmonary function tests. Experts will provide a hands-only CPR demonstration and training session, called Hands for Life, from noon to 1 p.m.

For information or to register, call 877-233-9355 or visit www.stamfordhospital.org/healthyhearts.