February 14, 2017 – Coronary heart disease and stroke share many
of the same risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol,
smoking, diabetes, physical inactivity and being overweight. According
to the American Heart Association, heart disease and stroke cause one
in four deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman
every 80 seconds.
On Wednesday, Feb. 22, Valory Peeples, MBA, RRT, director, Cardiopulmonary
Services and Allison McCranie, R.N., BSN, stroke coordinator at Southeast
Georgia Health System, will present “Heart Disease and Stroke Awareness:
How to Prevent the Silent Killer.” The Lunch and Learn For Your
Health lecture will be held at the Golden Isles YMCA from 12 to 1 p.m.,
and lunch will be provided at no charge to attendees.
The lecture will offer important information on the different types of
strokes, how to lower your risks, warning signs, survival and much more.
The Lunch and Learn For Your Health series takes place at the Golden Isles
YMCA located at 144 Scranton Connector, Brunswick. Seating is limited
and pre-registration is required by calling the YMCA at 912-265-4100.