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Smart Heart Expo Screens More Than 700 at Annual Event March 8, 2011

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.

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