Milford Hospital hosts heart program
On Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, Feb. 14, Milford Hospital, 300 Seaside Ave., will host a Women’s Heart Health Awareness Day.
“We planned this important community event to highlight the importance of education, knowledge and lifestyle choices in women’s heart health” said Karen Kipfer, Director of Community Relations in a news release. “With Valentines Day being such a visual reminder of hearts, we thought there was no better day to raise awareness.”
The day will begin with free “Know Your Numbers” screenings for up to 50 women, from 8:00am until 10:45 a.m. Participants will be offered blood pressure and non-fasting, finger stick glucose and cholesterol screening tests. Results will be provided within 15 minutes. Appointments are encouraged, but not required. Walk In’s will be accepted until testing capacity has been reached. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call the Milford Hospital Community Education Department at 203-876-4004.
In addition to the health screenings, a “Lunch and Learn” program has been scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. The session titled “Don’t Miss a Beat… Women’s Heart Health” will be led by Milford Hospital cardiologist, Dr. Clifford Kramer and will last until approximately 12:30 p.m. Registration is required for this program and space is filling rapidly. A light, heart-healthy lunch will be served. During his presentation, Kramer will discuss prevention, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options for cardiovascular disease. Time will be allowed for questions.
Both the screenings and the Lunch and Learn session are offered as a free community service of Milford Hospital. They will be held in the hospital auditoriums, 300 Seaside Avenue in Milford. To make an appointment for a “Know Your Numbers” screening or to reserve your seat for the Lunch & Learn, please call the Milford Hospital Community Education Department 203-876-4004.