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Agnesian HealthCare to focus on heart health awareness in February
January 28, 2013
Agnesian HealthCare is sponsoring several activities in February to help increase overall awareness of heart disease as the number one health concern for women.

The good news is heart disease is largely preventable, so helping women understand this serious health concern can make a lifesaving difference. And with the Dale Michels Center for Heart Care at Agnesian HealthCare, care is close to home.

During February, the main Agnesian HealthCare campus on Division Street, Ripon Medical Center and Waupun Memorial Hospital will shine in red lights and ribbons to honor all cardiac survivors, and to heighten awareness of heart conditions and disease.

“This February, we are encouraging everyone to do their hearts a favor,” says David Bowman, MD, a board-certified cardiologist with Agnesian HealthCare. “Begin by understanding your unique risk for the disease. Become knowledgeable of your numbers and your family history. Then, take action to reduce that risk through heart healthy choices.”

To celebrate heart healthy choices in our community, Agnesian HealthCare is partnering with Cujak’s Wine Market and Lillian’s of Fond du Lac to host two fun-filled days of shopping, giveaways and heart health education. 

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays, February 9 and 23, stop in to Cujak’s Wine Market and Lillian’s of Fond du Lac, downtown Fond du Lac, to shop and visit with Agnesian HealthCare providers. Bring in your medications to discuss any possible drug interactions with Agnesian pharmacists, get a free blood pressure screening, and ask providers about how you can incorporate heart healthy decisions into your own life.

“Be proactive when it comes to your heart’s health,” says Dr. Bowman. “To do so, work with your healthcare provider to reduce your heart disease risk by following up with him or her for treatment for high blood pressure and cholesterol levels.”

Visit the Agnesian HealthCare web site, www.agnesian.com, under the Agnesian HealthCare Dale Michels Center for Heart Care to get more information about the latest heart disease-related research, diagnosis and treatment options available locally.

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