HNN Staff

HUNTINGTON, WV - Cabell Huntington Hospital's Cardiac Services and
Senior Services will host a series of free heart health activities at
the Huntington Mall Food Court each Wednesday in February from 9 a.m. to
11 a.m.


Weekly topics include:


Wednesday, Feb. 2: Exercise & Heart Health

Cabell Huntington Hospital's Cardiac Rehabilitation team will be on hand
to measure height, weight, Body Mass Index, heart rate, oxygen
saturation and target heart rate range during exercise. Blood pressure
and blood sugar screenings will also be offered.



Wednesday, Feb. 9: Nutrition & Heart Health

Members of Cabell Huntington Hospital's Food Service staff will be on
hand for an informal Heart-to-Heart question and answer session about
nutrition and heart health. The CHH Cardiac Rehab team will also offer
the same screenings as Feb.2 along with blood pressure and blood sugar
screenings.



Wednesday, Feb. 16: Medication & Heart Health

Cabell Huntington Hospital pharmacist Jon Wietholter will be offering
information about congestive heart failure and conducting an informal
Heart-to-Heart question and answer session about medications. The CHH
Cardiac Rehab team will also offer the same screenings as Feb. 2, and
blood pressure and blood sugar screenings will be available.



Wednesday, Feb. 23: Interventions & Heart Health

Free fasting* blood sugar and cholesterol screenings will be offered.
Dr. Everett Wray, a cardiologist from University Cardiology Services,
will share information about diagnostic heart catheterization and
implants such as pacemakers, and he will conduct an informal
Heart-to-Heart question and answer session addressing questions you may
have about heart health.



No reservations are required and all screenings, services and healthy
snacks are free.



* In order to get an accurate reading, you must fast for at least 8 to
12 hours before the test. Do not eat anything during this time. You may
drink water, but coffee, tea or colas may interfere with the test and
should be avoided.





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