Ladies Healthy Heart Brunch
This free event will feature a presentation titled, “Are numbers just numbers? Heart Health and You” by Dr. Paula Hollingsworth, a cardiologist with Baptist Health Lexington.
All women who attend will receive a free brunch, gift and door prize chance. Health screenings offered include: waist/weight/BMI, carotid artery ultrasound, and lab work (you must fast 12 hours for cholesterol and blood sugar test). Educational booths will also be available.
According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer of women; that’s approximately one woman every minute. Ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease. “It’s important for women to be educated about heart disease,” said Dr. Paula Hollingsworth. “The symptoms of a heart attack and heart disease can be different in women versus men and are often misunderstood. It’s also important to know how your numbers impact heart health.”