LANSING, MI – February is Heart Health Month and Sparrow is sponsoring several local events to promote cardiac care and keep everyone in the mid-Michigan region informed about healthy habits.
An important piece of advice: Don’t drive yourself to the hospital emergency department if you think you’re having a heart attack. Call 911. That will reduce the danger to yourself and others on the roads. A Wear Red Day occurred Friday Feb. 3rd.
And make sure to call 1.800.Sparrow to schedule a free heart screening.
Here are some events happening throughout the month:
- Tuesday, Feb. 14: Sparrow and Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital in Charlotte host a free heart health event, featuring lunch, a presentation on cardiovascular disease, especially in women, and cardiac rehabilitation, screenings and educational information. The featured speaker is James A. Schafer, M.D., from Sparrow Thoracic Cardiovascular Institute. The free program is from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at AL!VE, 800 W. Lawrence Avenue, Charlotte. For more information or to register, call 517.541.5800, option 1.
- Thursday, Feb. 23: A free lunch and learn presentation will be held at Sparrow Ionia Hospital, 3565 S. State Road, Ionia. Come learn why having high cholesterol can place you at risk for developing heart disease and learn ways to keep your cholesterol at a healthy level. Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m., with a noon presentation. To register, call Sparrow Ionia Cardiology Services at 616.523.1356.
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