Community Invited to Howard University Heart Health Month Events

WASHINGTON (February 10, 2015) – Howard University Hospital is hosting several activities to highlight American Hearth Month, and the community is invited to take part.  Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women and for most racial and ethnic groups in the United States. The heart health activities are:

  •  "Go Red for Women" -- Wear red attire each Friday in February in support of fighting heart disease in women. Nearly 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke each year. 
  • Free screenings for Blood Pressure, Glucose and Cholesterol Levels
    Date: Thursday, Feb. 12, noon – 3 p.m.
    Location: First floor, Howard University Hospital, Freedmen's Hall, 2041 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20060
  • Capital City Links "Heart Event" -- Cardiology health information and screenings. Plus an "Ask the Cardiologist" forum with Dr. Bryan Curry, M.D., Howard University cardiologist
    Date: Friday, Feb. 13, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  •  "Love Your Heart Dinner" with Dr. Bryan Curry, M.D., as the keynote speaker
    Date: Friday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Location: Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 608 North Homers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20850.

To schedule Rapid Access Appointments at the Heart Center on the sixth floor of Howard University Hospital, call (202) 865-1969, Mon-Friday 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 pm.

Howard University Hospital reminds you that everyone can make healthy changes to lower the risk of developing heart disease. Even those who already have heart disease can make a difference if they control and prevent risk factors. To lower your risk: Watch your weight; quit smoking; stay away from secondhand smoke; control your cholesterol and blood pressure; drink only in moderation, if you drink alcohol; get active and eat healthy.

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