University Hospital’s Annual Smart Heart Expo Brings Heart and Vascular Education to Savannah Rapids Pavilion
More than 700 participants receive a variety of screenings
(AUGUSTA, GA. Feb. 21, 2011) Nearly 1,000 people attended University Hospital’s annual Smart Heart Expo held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at Savannah Rapids Pavilion where they were able to attend educational classes and receive a variety of free health screenings.
This annual event gave residents of the CSRA a convenient, one-stop place to get all of their heart-related questions answered, and during the event, participants were able to receive screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar and a total lipid profile, which included total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglycerides. Body fat and BMI testing were also provided by the Family Y of Augusta.
University Hospital clinicians especially wanted to emphasis the educational aspect of the event this year, so participants were incentivized to attend classes by holding a drawing for an iPad for those who attended three or more seminars.
During the day, participants were able to attend a number of educational classes on heart and vascular disease, including:
- Women and Heart Disease
- Understanding Your Lipids
- Exercise for a Healthy Heart
- Aneurysms: The Silent Killer
- Heart Attack Warning Signs, Tips & Prevention
- Reading Food Labels and Eating Out
- I Survived a Heart Attack or Stroke, Now What? Life Changing Habits
Kim Beavers, diabetes educator and co-host of Eating Well with Kim on News 12's Midday program, also conducted two cooking demonstrations throughout the day.