INDIANAPOLIS – Franciscan St. Francis Heart Center is offering a full range of free classes focused on cardiovascular health and wellness throughout February.
Call 317-782-4422 or go on-line at MyHeartCare.net to register for any of the classes, which include:
What You Can Do to Protect Your Heart
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m.
Franklin Public Library, 401 State St.
Learn what happens to the heart muscle during a heart attack, and what long-term complications can occur if treatment is delayed. Carson Turner, MD, interventional cardiologist with Franciscan St. Francis Heart Center and Franciscan Physician Network Indiana Heart Physicians, also will discuss signs, symptoms and risk factors for heart attacks and how to reduce your risk of having one. A free cholesterol screening will be offered prior to the presentation (5:30-6:30 p.m.) Register online.>;
What Every Woman Should Know About Heart Disease
Monday, Feb. 24, 6:30 p.m.
Clark Pleasant Branch Public Library, 530 Tracy Rd #250, New Whiteland
Have you ever been so busy taking care of the kids, running errands for your aging parents, working through lunch, that you skip doing things you planned for yourself?
Many times, women are so busy taking care of others they often forget to take care of themselves. They’ll ignore or be unaware of their risk of heart disease, even when statistics show that more women than men die from heart disease.
Smriti Banthia, MD, cardiologist and electrophysiologist with Franciscan St. Francis Heart Center and Franciscan Physician Network Indiana Heart Physicians, will explain the signs and symptoms of heart disease and what you can do in your daily life to minimize your risk. A free cholesterol screening will be offered prior to the presentation (5:30-6:30 p.m.) Register online.>
Cooking for 2
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 6:30 p.m.
Franciscan St. Francis Health Auditorium, 8111 S. Emerson Ave.
As we get older, our health becomes more of a priority. After the kids leave home, it can be challenging to scale back our cooking, so dining out seems like an easy option. In this class – presented by Kathleen Cowden, registered dietitian with Franciscan St. Francis Health you will learn how it really is cheaper and healthier to cook at home for two. Register online.>