MISSISSIPPI HEART TRUTH EVENTS

Chances are, you've been hearing a lot of information lately on women and heart disease. That's because The Heart Truth campaign is working with partners to spread the word that heart disease is a women's issue. Over the next year, we will be holding special events to focus attention on this important issue. Learn more about some of the events below.

 

2005

Jan. 14-15
Tupelo - North Mississippi Medical Center, Spirit of Women Getaway & Red Dress Collection Display

Feb. 15
Ocean Springs - Ocean Springs Hospital, Education Center. Women's heart health exhibits will be open from 6:30 p.m. till 7:30 p.m. An SRHS cardiologist will give a special presenation devoted especially to women's heart disease risk factors beginning at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is suggested. Call (228) 497-7470 or (877) 497-7470.

Feb. 15
Pascagoula - Singing River Hospital, J.F. Turner Heart Center. Women's heart health exhibits will be open from 6:30 p.m. till 7:30 p.m. An SRHS cardiologist will give a special presenation devoted especially to women's heart disease risk factors beginning at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is suggested. Call (228) 497-7470 or (877) 497-7470.

Feb. 23
Picayune - Crosby Memorial Hospital will be sponsoring a symposium featuring Guest Speakers Dr. Ahmad Haidar and Dr. Anthony Morales. Topics will be sleep-related heart disease and hypertension. The event will be held from 5 PM till 7 PM. Refreshments and Door Prizes will be given. This is a community event held at CMH free of charge. We will have limited seating. To reserve your seat contact Joy Lumpkin, Director of Cardiology 601-749-3169.

Feb. 26
Hattiesburg - Day of Dance for Heart Health, Forrest General Hospital

Feb. 27
Jackson - At the Heart of it All, Central Mississippi Medical Center. The seminar will be held from 2-4 p.m. in Leadership Hall at Central Mississippi Medical Center, which is located at 1850 Chadwick Drive in Jackson.

Mar. 1
Hattiesburg - Wesley Medical Center, Taking care of your Heart will be the focus of Wesley Medical Center's Forever Young services program on March 1 at 10:30 am until 11:30 am in the Wellness center Aerobics room. All area seniors are invited to attend this free program. Speaker Nora Dagg, Respiratory Therapist, will address Exercise After Surgery and participants will have the opportunity to participate in an interactive chair aerobics demonstration, led by Alan Carlson, Exercise Physiologist. Refreshments will be served and each attendee will receive a pass for one free workout at Wesley's wellness center. For more information please call Forever Young Services, services for those 50 years and over, at (601) 268-8192.

 

2004

Jan. 29
McComb - Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center, Take Heart--A life-changing Approach to Heart Health for Women, a live satellite broadcast, 8 pm. The hospital is video taping this event to hand out free to interested women's groups, civic groups or church groups. For more information about the video tape or to secure it for your group, please e-mail Tina Brumfield at tinabrumfield@cableone.net.

Jan. 30
Jackson - Mississippi Heart Truth Kickoff Luncheon, Crowne Plaza Hotel. Sponsored by Baptist Women's Heart, Medtronic and Schering-Plough Corporation. For more information about the luncheon, contact Ginger Cocke at (601) 968-5135 or gcocke@mbhs.org.

Jan. 31
Ridgeland - Red dresses will be on display at Northpark Mall

Feb.
Oxford - How does your HeartScore? Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi will offer HeartScore - coronary calcium scoring - for $99 during the month of February. The screening, which normally costs $169, involves a heart CT scan that take a series of cross-sectional images of the heart. The scan detects small amounts of calcium in the coronary arteries. The amount and density of calcium are calculated to determine the patient's calcium score or "HeartScore." A doctor's order is not required for the screening. Appointments may be made by calling (662) 513-1699. Payment must be received prior to the screening.

Feb. 3
Pascagoula - Singing River Hospital Systems Heart Advantage program will be offering cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure screenings from 7-9 a.m. at Singing River Hospital. There will be a $20 fee for the screening and a 12-hour fast is required. Appointments are required; call (228) 497-7470 or toll free at 1-877-497-7470.

Feb. 4
McComb - Grand Opening of the Cardiovascular Institute of Mississippi at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center, 10 am.

Magee - Magge General Hospital will host Dr. Patricia Lawson as the speaker for this HeartTruth presentation.

Feb. 5
Hattiesburg - A Red Dress display will be set up in Forrest General's front lobby, courtesy of McRae's Department Store.

Natchez - Natchez Community Hospital will host their Women's Heart Truth Seminar from noon to 1 p.m. at the Natchez Convention Center. Dr. Vikram Dulam, a cardiologist, will talk to women about heart disease. There will also be free heart screenings. Lunch will be provided (chicken salad, fruit and dessert from Mammy's Cupboard) free of charge, but reservations are required. Call Kay Ketchings to make your reservations today. Bring a group from the office and lunch and learn! RSVP --601-445-6250.

Feb. 6 - National Wear Red Day
Clarksdale - Northwest Regional Medical Center is sponsoring a mini Health Fair. Cholesterol screenings and blood pressure checks will be available. Heart Truth brochures will be passed out at this event.

Natchez - Natchez Regional Medical Center, Cypress Room. Cholesterol screenings, blood pressure checks and lipid profiles will be available. For more information, contact Sheri Rabb at srabb@natchezrmc.com.

Ocean Springs - Singing River Hospital Systems Heart Advantage program will be offering cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure screenings from 7-9 a.m. at Ocean Springs Hospital. There will be a $20 fee for the screening and a 12-hour fast is required. Appointments are required; call (228) 497-7470 or toll free at 1-877-497-7470.

Yazoo City - King's Daughters Hospital, in conjunction with The Yazoo County Health Network, will be sponsoring a Heart Healthy Event for Women from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the hospital. Women are invited to take advantage of a free cholesterol screening, a free blood pressure check, a sample of heart healthy snacks and to register for door prizes and receive a free gift bag. Contact Laura Henderson for more information at 662-751-8235.

Feb. 10
Meridian - 8th Annual Heart Check, 7-10 a.m. Visit the Jeff Anderson Health and Fitness Center Auditorium for free blood pressure, cholesterol, and weight screenings. Refreshments and heart education literature will be available. Reservations required! For more information and to schedule an appointment call 553-6876. For best results, participants are encouraged to fast 8 10 hours prior to testing. This event is co-sponsored by the American Heart Association, Dade Behring and Astrazenica Pharmaceuticals.

Feb. 11
Meridian - 8th Annual Heart Check, 7-10 a.m. Visit the Jeff Anderson Health and Fitness Center Auditorium for free blood pressure, cholesterol, and weight screenings. Refreshments and heart education literature will be available. Reservations required! For more information and to schedule an appointment call 553-6876. For best results, participants are encouraged to fast 8 10 hours prior to testing. This event is co-sponsored by the American Heart Association, Dade Behring and Astrazenica Pharmaceuticals.

Hattiesburg - An afternoon tea featuring a fashion show, keynote speaker and special gift drawings, 3:30 p.m. till 5 p.m., Evergreen Room, Wesley Medical Center. Wear red to receive something special! RSVP by Feb. 9 to 601-268-8127.

Feb. 12
Oxford - Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi will present From Nutritious to Delicious: Heart Healthy Cooking given by Leigh Ann Sansom, Clinical Registered Dietitian, at the Ladies' Luncheon health education series on Thursday, from noon until 1 p.m. at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Lunch is provided but reservations are required. Please call (662) 513-1555.

Meridian - 8th Annual Heart Check, 7-10 a.m. Visit the Jeff Anderson Health and Fitness Center Auditorium for free blood pressure, cholesterol, and weight screenings. Refreshments and heart education literature will be available. Reservations required! For more information and to schedule an appointment call 553-6876. For best results, participants are encouraged to fast 8 10 hours prior to testing. This event is co-sponsored by the American Heart Association, Dade Behring and Astrazenica Pharmaceuticals.

Feb. 13
McComb - Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center, 16th annual Heart Healthy Day, Edgewood Mall, 9 a.m. till 1 p.m. Free testing and information available.

Feb. 14
Hattiesburg -Turtle Creek Mall Food Court, 11 a.m. till 3 p.m. Forrest General will hold a heart health fair with blood pressure checks and a live radio remote. Red Dress displays will be featured in participating mall stores..

Feb. 16
Meridian - 6:30 p.m., in the Jeff Anderson Health and Fitness Center Auditorium, Heart Healthy Cooking Classes Led by registered dietitian Sky Joiner. Participants will get to sample new heart healthy products and recipes. Limited class size. For information and registration call 601-553-6184. Class is free and open to the public.

Feb. 17
Pascagoula - Singing River Hospital Systems Heart Advantage program will be sponsoring a Heart Truth For Women event. It will be held at the Singing River Hospital Medical Staff Conference Room at Singing River Hospital. Exhibits will be available from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and a Womens Heart Health seminar will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Hugo Quintana, Cardiologist, will be the featured speaker. Pre-registration is suggested; call (228) 497-7470 or toll free at 1-877-497-7470.

Picayune - Crosby Memorial Hospital, Luncheon, 11-1 PM, Special Guest Dr. Martin from Southern Heart Clinic, Hattiesburg, MS, will be speaking on common causes of Cardiovascular Disease in Women. RSVP by the 9th of February to jlumpkin@crosbymh.com.

Feb. 19
Ocean Springs - Singing River Hospital Systems Heart Advantage program will be sponsoring a Heart Truth For Women event. The program will take place in the Ocean Springs Hospital Education Center in the Ocean Springs Hospital. Exhibits will be available from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and a Womens Heart Health seminar will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Mahmoud Zayed, Cardiologist, will be the featured speaker. Pre-registration is suggested; call (228) 497-7470 or toll free at 1-877-497-7470.

Meridian - 6:30 p.m. in the Ground Floor Auditorium Heart Education Program, The Latest in Heart Disease Prevention. Learn about foods that decrease your risk of heart disease. Led by dietitians of Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. For information and registration call 553-6184.

Feb. 20
Hattiesburg - Hattiesburg Cultural Center, 723 Main St., 11:45 a.m. till 1 p.m. Dr. Tom Messer, a cardiologist with the Southern Heart Center at Hattiesburg Clinic, will speak at a Go Red for Women luncheon. Tom White, 206 Front chef, will present a cooking demonstration. Seating is limited to 75 people. Call FGH OnCall at 1-800-844-4445 to register.

Feb. 23
Jackson - Heart Matters Day presented by River Oaks Health System. Location: Misississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Screenings from 7 a.m.-11 a.m., Luncheon from 11:30a.m.-1 p.m. Appointments are required; please call 601-936-1157 to register.

Meridian - 6:30 p.m., in the Jeff Anderson Health and Fitness Center Auditorium, Heart Healthy Cooking Classes Led by registered dietitian Sky Joiner. Participants will get to sample new heart healthy products and recipes. Limited class size. For information and registration call 601-553-6184. Class is free and open to the public.

Meridian - Fresh Start Smoking Cessation Classes. Five week classes beginning February 23, Noon, in the Jeff Anderson Regional Cancer Center classroom (1704 23rd Avenue). Sponsored in part by the American Cancer Society and the Partnership for a Healthy Lauderdale County. Led by Sabrina Wilson. Limited class size. For more information and to register call 601-485-5081.

Mar. 1
Meridian - 6:30 p.m., in the Jeff Anderson Health and Fitness Center Auditorium, Heart Healthy Cooking Classes Led by registered dietitian Sky Joiner. Participants will get to sample new heart healthy products and recipes. Limited class size. For information and registration call 601-553-6184. Class is free and open to the public.

Mar. 2
Pascagoula - Singing River Hospital Systems Heart Advantage program will sponsor a free cholesterol seminar featuring a registered dietitian from 2-3 p.m. at the Singing River Hospital Medical Staff Conference Room. To register, call (228) 497-7470 or toll free at 1-877-497-7470.

Mar. 4
Ocean Springs - Singing River Hospital Systems Heart Advantage program will sponsor a free cholesterol seminar featuring a registered dietitian from 2-3 p.m. in the Ocean Springs Hospital Library. To register, call (228) 497-7470 or toll free at 1-877-497-7470.

Mar. 16
Ocean Springs - Singing River Hospital Systems Heart Advantage program will sponsor a free blood pressure seminar featuring a registered nurse from 9-10 a.m. in the Ocean Springs Hospital Library. To register, call (228) 497-7470 or toll free at 1-877-497-7470.

Mar. 18
Pascagoula - Singing River Hospital Systems Heart Advantage program will sponsor a free blood pressure seminar featuring a registered nurse from 9 10 a.m. in the Singing River Hospital Medical Staff Conference Room. To register, call (228) 497-7470 or toll free at 1-877-497-7470.

Mar. 20
McComb - Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center, Running through the Azaleas 5K Run/Walk, 9 a.m., Edgewood Park. (This run is co-sponsored by McComb Garden Club, McComb Rotary Club and the Pinebelt Running Club.)

Apr. 16
Jackson - Healthy Heart Screenings presented by Central Mississippi Medical Center and the YMCA of Metropolitan Jackson. Screenings, educational booths, diet and exercise counseling will be offered at three locations in this popular annual event. All services provided free of charge as a community service; however registration is required. Contact Terri McCarver for more information at 601-376-2833.

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