February is American Heart Month

Since 1963, by Presidential proclamation, February is celebrated as American Heart Month. (Circle February 11 & 27 on your calendar for important Bon Secours Heart Health events. Information follows.)

Between then and now, as heart disease and stroke have become better understood, American Heart Month has taken a different shape. Today, this month celebrates advances in prevention and in care, urging us all to make heart healthy choices.

Daily Heart Health

In Hampton Roads, Bon Secours provides year-round support for better heart health with free, convenient heart risk screenings, seminars and classes. Here’s something you can do today – schedule your free Heart Aware Risk Assessment through the Bon Secours Early Detection Center nearest you:

  • DePaul Medical Center, Norfolk 889-4268
  • Mary Immaculate Hospital, Newport News 947-3691
  • Maryview Medical Center, Portsmouth 398-4760

Heart Health on the Calendar

A glance at the Bon Secours Calendar of Events shows a range of heart health events, support groups and classes.

February 2010 introduces a new, free Nutrition for a Healthy Heart class that will be offered twice each month.

February 11, at Bon Secours Health Center at Virginia Beach, Get Heart Smart offers free health screens for glucose, Body Mass Index and blood pressure, followed by a panel Q & A session with Bon Secours heart specialists. Space is limited – don’t delay in registering.

February 27, at Thomas Nelson Community College and at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott, Bon Secours hosts Day of Dance for Heart Health events. Free health screenings, dance performance, dance lessons, heart healthy cooking demonstrations await you.

Good for Your Heart in 2010

Last year, our patient education events and screenings gave hundreds of men and women in Hampton Roads a clearer picture of their heart health, and good advice on keeping their hearts strong.

This year, Bon Secours Virginia will continue to host events that will positively affect your heart health. We’ll help you connect to our growing network of cardiologists, whose care is exceptional and compassionate.

When advanced cardiac care is necessary, Bon Secours cardiovascular specialists, fellowship trained in 21st-century heart care, from electrophysiology to interventional medicine to advanced surgical techniques, make Bon Secours a good partner to your heart’s good health.