Heart Month Events Planned
January 9, 2012
HealthHike Walking Program: Medication Management: At the Heart of Your Health, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 10 to 11 a.m., AMC Theatres at Bridgewater Commons mall. Sharan Mahal, MD, Somerset Medical Center interventional cardiologist and internist, will discuss the variety of cardiac medications, their role in your heart health, side effects and management strategies, such as consumption times, consistency and required food intake. Free. Pre-registration is required by calling 908-595-2345 or registering online at somersetmedicalcenter.com/events.
·Blood pressure screening, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 9 a.m. to noon, Somerset Medical Center’s Tarantino Promenade, 110 Rehill Ave., Somerville. Free. No pre-registration is required.
·Cholesterol screening, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 9 a.m. to noon, Somerset Medical Center’s Tarantino Promenade, 110 Rehill Ave., Somerville. Cost is $15. No pre-registration is required.
·Sleep and Your Heart, Thursday, Feb. 9, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Somerset Medical Center’s Fuld Auditorium, 110 Rehill Ave., Somerville. Learn how poor sleep affects the heart. Blood pressure screenings and a sleep assessment will be available. Light refreshments will be served beginning at 6 p.m. Free. Pre-registration is required by calling 908-231-6180, ext. 2.
·Trouble with Triglycerides? Profile Your Cholesterol, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Maggiano’s Little Italy, Bridgewater. Somerset Medical Center cardiologist Chandreshwar Shahi, MD, will discuss cholesterol and lipid panel test results, differences in fats, acceptable ranges, cause of high cholesterol levels, risk factors, treatments and natural remedies. Maggiano’s sous chef Scott Masciulli will prepare a three-course, low-fat family-style lunch. Recipes will also be provided. Cost is $25. Pre-registration is required by calling 908-595-2345.
·A Heart Line to the Lungs, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Holiday Inn, Somerset. Somerset Medical Center pulmonologist Robin Lucas, MD, will discuss pulmonary vascular disease, pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary embolism, their causes, signs and symptoms, risk factors, diagnostic tests and treatments. Free. Pre-registration is required by calling 908-595-2345.
·What Does A Healthy Woman Look Like?, Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Martinsville Inn. Hear an inspirational message from Jessica Melore, a young woman whose experiences with heart disease and a heart transplant are a true testament to how challenging life can be. Rachana Kulkarni, MD, chief of cardiology at Somerset Medical Center, will share the latest research about women and heart disease and will discuss what we can do to keep our hearts as healthy as possible. Cost is $10 and includes lunch. Pre-registration is required by calling 908-203-6234.