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Join Navicent Health for Heart Fest during February, American Heart Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. The CDC estimates 610,000 people in the U.S. die of heart disease each year - approximately one in every four deaths. Heart disease affects both men and women, with no regard for race or ethnicity. Deaths related to heart disease are particularly high in Georgia and the Southeast. The CDC estimates that heart disease costs the U.S. almost $207 billion each year through healthcare services, medications and lost productivity.

While statistics on the deadliness of this disease are staggering, there are steps individuals may take to improve the health of their heart. Atrium Health Navicent is dedicated to battling heart disease by giving central Georgians the tools they need to live heart healthy lives. Celebrate Heart Fest 2017 with Atrium Health Navicent during February, American Heart Month. Make your plans to attend the following events:

"¢ Friday, February 3

o "Eat Your Heart Out" Heart Healthy Presentation and Cooking Demonstration

 12:00 p.m.

 Wellness Center, Atrium Health Navicent, 3797 Northside Dr. in Macon.

 Free recipes, taste testing and door prizes

 Please RSVP to rsvp@navicenthealth.org or 478-633-4733.

"¢ Saturday, February 4

o Save Your Heart Health Fair

 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 Central Georgia Technical College Building H, 3300 Macon Tech Drive, Macon

 Free screenings include full blood lipid screening, blood pressure, body mass index, glucose, vision and more.

 Attendees may register for these free screenings at www.navicenthealth.org or by calling 478-633-6336.

 Angioscreen, a painless, non-invasive screening to determine the risk of heart disease and stroke, will be offered for $50. Please call 1-800-627-2393 to reserve your place for this special screening. (This screening is offered at no charge for U.S. military veterans)

"¢ Friday, February 10

o Peach Regional Women's Luncheon

 12:00 p.m.

 Byron Municipal Complex (401 Main Street, Byron)

 This educational luncheon will feature Muhammed Ali, MD

 Please RSVP to 478-654-2002

"¢ Monday, February 13

o Atrial Fibrillation Seminar

 6:30 p.m.

 Carlyle Place, Atrium Health Navicent, 5300 Zebulon Road, Macon

 This educational seminar will feature Daniel Haithcock, MD of Georgia Arrhythmia Consultants

 Please RSVP to 478-633-7157.

"¢ Thursday, February 23

o Atrial Fibrillation Seminar

 6:30 p.m.

 Wellness Center, Atrium Health Navicent, 3797 Northside Drive, Macon

 This educational seminar will feature Daniel Haithcock, MD of Georgia Arrhythmia Consultants

 Please RSVP to 478-633-7157.

"¢ Tuesday, February 28

o Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Support Group

 5:30 p.m.

 Luce Heart Institute at The Medical Center, Navicent Health (777 Hemlock Street, Macon)

 Please RSVP to 478-633-7157

"¢ Angioscreen Opportunities

o Angioscreen, a painless, non-invasive screening to determine a person's risk of heart disease and stroke, will be offered on the following dates:

 Thursday, February 2

o 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

o Wellness Center, Atrium Health Navicent (3797 Northside Drive., Macon)

 Wednesday, February 8

o 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

o Luce Heart Institute at The Medical Center, Navicent Health (777 Hemlock St., Macon)

 Wednesday, February 15

o 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

o Luce Heart Institute at The Medical Center, Navicent Health (777 Hemlock St., Macon)

 Wednesday, February 22

o 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

o Oconee Regional Medical Center (821 N. Cobb St., Milledgeville)

 Saturday, February 25

o 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

o Monroe Regional Medical Complex (120 N. Lee Street, Forsyth)

 Tuesday, February 28

o 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

o Putnam General Hospital (101 Lake Oconee Parkway, Eatonton)

o Please call 1-800-627-2393 to register. There is a $50.00 registration fee. However, this screening is free for U.S. military veterans.

For more information on Heart Fest 2017, please visit www.navicenthealth.org, keyword "Heart Fest."

About Atrium Health Navicent

Atrium Health Navicent was incorporated on November 17, 1994, as a nonprofit corporation whose primary purpose is to coordinate the Medical Center, Navicent Health and other affiliated entities in their mission of providing a comprehensive continuum of high quality, reasonably priced healthcare services to the region. Atrium Health Navicent has 830 beds for medical, surgical, rehabilitation and hospice purposes. The health system includes The Medical Center, Navicent Health, a nationally recognized tertiary teaching hospital; Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital, the region's only dedicated pediatric hospital; Medical Center of Peach County, Atrium Health Navicent, a rural critical access hospital; Rehabilitation Hospital, Atrium Health Navicent, the region's oldest and most experienced rehabilitation provider; Pine Pointe, Atrium Health Navicent, which provides palliative and hospice care in homes and in its facility; Carlyle Place, Atrium Health Navicent, the area's first continuing care retirement community; Navicent Health Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Atrium Health Navicent; as well as diagnostic and home care services. For more information, please visit www.navicenthealth.org.


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