Regional Hospital of Scranton Conducts Healthy Heart and Wellness Fair
Feb. 8, 2013 - As a trusted community health resource, Regional Hospital of Scranton is committed to helping individuals maximize their heart-health. As part of this commitment, Regional is sponsoring a Healthy Heart and Wellness Fair on Thursday February 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.at the Keyser Avenue Out-Patient Center, 1785 North Keyser Avenue, Scranton. This heart fair will offer tools and information individuals can use to meet their health goals.
Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. Although genetics cannot be controlled, a lifestyle that includes maintaining a healthy weight and diet, regular exercise and not smoking can go a long way to preserving heart-health.
Staff from the Wellness and Medically-Supervised Exercise Program at Regional Hospital of Scranton will be on hand to help educate health-conscious individuals on heart disease and its prevention. They will take the mystery out of cardiac catheterization and explain the importance of cardiac rehabilitation for people who have had heart surgery. Registered nurses and exercise physiologists will explain how Advanced Heart, Emergency and Women’s Health services at Regional Hospital of Scranton serve the Scranton-area community.
There will be free cholesterol and blood pressure screenings. At noon, Elaine Walker, RN, MSN, director of Cardiopulmonary Rehab, Diagnostic Services and Vascular Lab will speak on Women and Heart Disease.
Convenient free parking is available. Reservations are not needed. For more information about the Healthy Heart Fair at the Keyser Avenue Outpatient Center, please call 570-340-5024.