Women from throughout the Lowcountry will gather Saturday, April 30, 2011, for the 5th Annual MUSC Women’s Heart Health Symposium at the Gaillard Municipal Auditorium in downtown Charleston. The annual event focuses on educating women about the risks, symptoms and prevention strategies for heart disease, which is the leading killer of women in South Carolina and the United States.
This year’s event will feature MUSC physicians and specialists discussing the effectiveness of popular trends in nutrition, fitness, supplements and medications. Other presentations will explore cholesterol management, preventing stroke, and how to get the most from your doctor. In addition, there will be a health screening, heart healthy breakfast, fitness break, information booths on other women’s health issues, shopping and raffle prizes. Primary sponsors include the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Campaign and Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Watch WCIV-TV Channel 4′s report on cardiovascular disease in women and this year’s event with MUSC employees Stephanie Carter, founder of the Go Red Heart Run, and Dr. Pamela B. Morris, director of Preventive Cardiology and the Seinsheimer Cardiovascular Health Program.
To register for the Women’s Heart Health Symposium or learn more, visit www.MUSChealth.com/whhs or call (843) 792-1616.