Temecula Valley Hospital promotes heart healthiness with awareness luncheon Feb. 20

TEMECULA – February is National Heart Month and Temecula Valley Hospital (TVH) is celebrating by offering a unique Women’s Heart Health Awareness Luncheon and plenty of opportunities to improve your exercise regime. Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined.

Scheduled for Feb. 20, the TVH Women’s Heart Health Luncheon will be held at the City of Temecula Conference Center and features a special discussion by physicians on heart disease and women and an inspiring story from a heart disease survivor to encourage and educate the audience about taking charge of their heart health.

The event features Dr. Carla Soler, Dr. Andrew Ho, Nurse Practitioner Rebecca Rogers and heart disease survivor Denyse Wilson. The speakers will also participate in a panel to provide an opportunity for the audience to ask questions.

In addition to dynamic speakers, the event features health education and screening booths such as “Ready for Red-Know Your Numbers” checklist to aid women in assessing their heart healthiness, blood pressure checks, EKG and ECHO screenings, assorted point of care tests, EKG and ECHO screenings, nutritional education and heart healthy recipes, exercise and your numbers, and smoking cessation support.

The cost of the luncheon and health fair is free. Reservations can be made at (855) 859-5209.

This event will be an important forerunner to the Temecula Valley Heart Walk scheduled for May 3 at Lake Skinner. TVH would like to encourage all residents in the Valley to come out and join the walk.

The Heart Walk celebrates those who have made lifestyle changes and encourages many more to take the pledge to live healthier lifestyles. The hospital cannot stress enough the need for exercise as a critical component in heart healthiness. A daily regime of walking and good nutrition can forestall many potential heart problems.

The walking does not stop there, Temecula Valley Hospital is also actively participating in the “Walk to the Moon with our Community” to challenge residents to come together and walk the 238,000 miles to the moon as a community. The four month campaign will land at the Lake Elsinore Storm Stadium with a ceremonial crossing of the finish line at home plate, health fair, and game on April 27. For more information on the Walk to the Moon campaign, visit citybyapp.com/walktothemoon2.

The new Temecula Valley Hospital located at 31700 Temecula Parkway opened on Oct. 14, 2013 and brings advanced technology, innovative programs, patient-centered and family sensitive care to area residents. As the region’s newest acute care facility, the hospital features 140 private patient rooms, 24 hour a day emergency care, advanced cardiac and stroke care, orthopedics and general medical care and surgical specialties.

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