Is Your Heart as Healthy as it Could Be?

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. The CDC estimates 647,000 people in the U.S. die of heart disease each year – approximately one in every four deaths. Heart disease affects both men and women, with no regard for race or ethnicity. Deaths related to heart disease are particularly high in Georgia and the Southeast.

While statistics on the deadliness of this disease are staggering, there are steps individuals may take to improve the health of their heart. Navicent Health is dedicated to battling heart disease by giving central Georgians the tools they need to live heart healthy lives. Celebrate Heart Fest 2020 with Navicent Health during February, American Heart Month. Make your plans to attend these fun and educational events:

  • Saturday, February 1
    • Save Your Heart Health Fair
      • 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
      • Central Georgia Technical College Building H (3300 Macon Tech Drive, Macon)
      • Free screenings include full blood lipid screening, blood pressure, body mass index, glucose, vision and more.
  • Attendees may register for these free screenings in advance at www.navicenthealth.org  or by calling 478-633-6336.
  • Angioscreen, a painless, non-invasive screening to determine the risk of heart disease and stroke, will be offered for $50. Please call 1-800-627-2393 to reserve your place for this special screening. (This screening is offered at no charge for U.S. military veterans)
  • Friday, February 7
    • “Eat Your Heart Out” Heart Healthy Presentation and Cooking Demonstration
      • 12:00 p.m.
      • Wellness Center, Navicent Health (3797 Northside Dr. in Macon)
      • Free recipes, taste testing and door prizes
      • Please RSVP to rsvp@navicenthealth.org or 478-633-4733.
  • Tuesday, February 18
    • “AFib & Stroke Prevention” Physician Panel Discussion
      • 6:00 p.m.
      • Emerson Ballroom (543 Plum Street, Macon)
      • Please RSVP to 478-633-7157.
  • Friday, February 28
    • “Get to the Heart of the Matter” Lunch and Learn with William Knopf, MD
      • 12:00 p.m.
      • Navicent Health Baldwin (821 North Cobb Street, Milledgeville)
      • Please RSVP to 478-776-4341
  • Angioscreen Opportunities
    • Angioscreen, a painless, non-invasive screening to determine a person’s risk of heart disease and stroke, will be offered on the following dates:
      • Thursday, January 30
        • 11:20 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
        • Wellness Center, Navicent Health (3797 Northside Drive, Macon)
      • Saturday, February 1
  • 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Central Georgia Technical College Building H (3300 Macon Tech Drive, Macon)
  • Tuesday, February 4
    • 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • The Medical Center, Navicent Health’s Luce Heart Tower, 4th floor (765 Hemlock Street, Macon)
  • Wednesday, February 5
  • 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Monroe Regional Medical Complex, Navicent Health (120 North Lee Street, Suite B, Forsyth)
  • Thursday, February 13
  • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Vascular Institute, Navicent Health Physician Group (320 Margie Drive, Warner Robins)
  • Wednesday, February 19
    • 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • Putnam General Hospital, Navicent Health Partner (101 Greensboro Road, Eatonton)
  • Wednesday, February 26
    • 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • The Medical Center, Navicent Health’s Luce Heart Tower, 4th floor (765 Hemlock Street, Macon)
  • Please call 1-800-627-2393 to register. There is a $50.00 registration fee. However, this screening is free for U.S. military veterans.

For more information on Heart Fest 2020, please visit www.navicenthealth.org, keyword “Heart Fest.”

About Navicent Health
Navicent Health, the leading provider of healthcare in central and south Georgia, is committed to its mission of elevating health and wellbeing through compassionate care. Providing more than 1,000 beds and offering care in 53 specialties at more than 50 facilities throughout the region, Navicent Health provides care for healthcare consumers’ through an academic medical center; community, pediatric and rehabilitation hospitals; urgent care centers; physician practices; diagnostic centers; home health; hospice and palliative care; and a life plan community. Navicent Health is dedicated enhancing health and wellness for individuals throughout the region through nationally-recognized quality care, community health initiatives and collaborative partnerships. For more information, please visit www.navicenthealth.org.

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