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Friday, February 03, 2012 - Heart to Heart for Women Event Begins Feb. 13
Heart to Heart for Women Event Begins Feb. 13
Participants will receive a comprehensive screening for heart disease
 
National statistics show coronary heart disease, which causes heart attack, is the single leading cause of death for American women. One in three women will die of heart disease.
 
As part of Munson Medical Center’s ongoing Women’s Heart Health efforts, area women will again have the opportunity for a one-on-one heart disease screening the weeks of Feb. 13 and 20 at Munson Community Health Center in Traverse City. Screenings and tests will include blood pressure, body mass index, stress and depression levels, nutrition review, smoking and alcohol assessments, family medical history review, and a blood test for glucose, lipid profile, and cholesterol.
 
Participants will leave with a personalized action plan, risk factor reduction material for improving health, and referrals for further cardiac care as needed. Cost for the program is $45, and grants are available through a two-question approval process. To schedule an appointment, call (231) 935-8561.
 
Those who complete the comprehensive screening are eligible for a six-week women’s exercise class. Cost is $90, and grants are available. For more information on this class call (231) 935-9565.
 
Munson Community Health Center is located at 550 Munson Ave. in Traverse City.