Published on January 27, 2020

NMMC to Celebrate with Heart Month Activities

heart month poster 2020TUPELO, Miss.—North Mississippi Medical Center’s Heart and Vascular Institute will celebrate American Heart Month with several activities during February.

Free blood pressure screenings and “Know Your Numbers” information will be provided from 8-11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, in the NMMC Women’s Hospital lobby, 4566 S. Eason Blvd.

               Carla Durham, RN, will present “Dial, Don’t Drive,” at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, in the NMMC Wellness Center’s member lounge at 1030 S. Madison St.

The NMMC Heart and Vascular Institute encourages everyone—men, women and children—to wear red to show their support for women’s heart health on National Wear Red Day®, Friday, Feb. 7. Increase awareness by wearing a favorite red dress, red shirt, red tie or Red Dress pin. The observance urges women to protect themselves from heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women.

Ophebia Pegues, RN, will discuss “Symptoms of Heart Disease and Heart Rhythm Disorders” at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the NMMC Wellness Center’s member lounge at 1030 S. Madison St.

Free blood pressure screenings and “Know Your Numbers” information will be provided from 8-11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, in the NMMC main lobby, 830 S. Gloster St.

Glen Davidson, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation supervisor, will present “Understanding Cardiovascular Risk Factors” at 6:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the NMMC Wellness Center.

Mended Hearts Chapter 97 meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27. Cardiologist Barry Bertolet, M.D., will present a program on “Preventing Atrial Fibrillation and Recurrence: The Role of Lifestyle.” To register for a complimentary dinner, call (662) 377-3131. Mended Hearts meets the last Thursday of each month in Room 21 on the first floor of North Mississippi Medical Center’s East Tower.

For more information about any of the American Heart Month activities, call 1-800-THE DESK (1-800-843-3375).

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