According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack each year. About 600,000 people die from heart disease in the U.S. annually — that’s one out of every four deaths.
“February is heart month and ETMC wants East Texans to come to the health fair to make sure they are heart healthy,” said John Stewart, vice president of the ETMC Cardiovascular Institute.
The event will provide cholesterol and blood glucose, blood pressure, carotid artery, ankle-brachial index, electrocardiogram, body fat, heart rate and pulse oximetry screenings. There will also be plus health information available and giveaways.
To RSVP, call ETMC HealthFirst at 800-648-8141 and press 2.
UT center offering diabetes classes
The goal of the Empower program is to teach people how to manage diabetes. Each free session is offered from 5 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 19, Feb. 21, Feb. 26 and Feb. 28.
Sessions cover different topics, including high and low blood sugar, meal planning, glucose monitoring, exercise and diabetes, medications and insulin administration, and foot care.
Preregistration is required and space is limited. The deadline to register is 5 p.m. Thursday. For more information or to register, call 903-877-7569.
Image consultant to speak in Tyler
Ms. Morris has presented her insights about image and wardrobe at events throughout the nation. She has trained executives from companies such as Apple Computers, Disney, Hilton Hotels and Lockheed.
An authority on the psychology of image, Morris is one of five founders of the Association of Image Consultants. She is past president of the Image Industry Council and received its highest award in 1993.
Morris’ talk is sponsored by UTHSCT’s Women’s Connection, a group dedicated to educating women about health-related topics that are important to them and their families. Members network with other like-minded women and share information about UTHSCT and what it can offer the Northeast Texas community.
The Women’s Connection is planning to sponsor speakers on other topics, including making healthy choices, cancer, heart disease and caring for aging family members.
Tickets for the event are $50 each, and seating is limited. A light brunch will be served.
To purchase tickets or for more information, contact Mercedes Chase at 903- 877-5067.