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Friday, August 29, 2014

Heart Center physicians, experts lead free seminars

INDIANAPOLIS – Franciscan St. Francis Heart Center is offering a full range of free classes focused on cardiovascular health and wellness throughout September.

Call 317-782-4422 or go on-line at to register for any of the classes, which include:

HeartScan: Identifying cardiac risk
Sree Paleru, MD
Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 12:00 p.m. (noon)
Decatur County Memorial Hospital
720 N. Lincoln St.  Greensburg 

Jason Fleming, MD
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 6:30 p.m.
UnaVie Cardiology Center
2451 Intelliplex Dr., Shelbyville

Coronary arteries supply blood to your heart and can become blocked with calcium-containing plaque which can cause heart attacks.  Coronary calcium scoring, or HeartScan, is a high-tech way of detecting calcium build-up in the arteries and identifying your risk for heart disease.

Franciscan Physician Network Indiana Heart Physicians cardiologists will describe this test and answer your questions about other heart attack risk factors. One free HeartScan will be given away in a drawing at the class.

Change of Heart classes offered in Fall 2014

Fitness Tips
Wed, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Franciscan St. Francis Heart Center (8111 S. Emerson Ave.)
Being fit is more than being thin.  Research shows that no matter what you weigh, increasing your fitness helps your heart.  Discover that exercise can be healthy and fun.  Learn how to set up a schedule for yourself.

Healthy Dining Out Tips
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 6:30 p.m. at Franciscan St. Francis Health-Mooresville (1201 Hadley Road)
Americans eat nearly half their meals away from home.  How can you control what you eat when you don’t cook for yourself?  Learn how to make wise menu selections and eat smart while dining out.

Healthy Eating
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 6:30 p.m. at the Heart Center
Thurs, Sept. 11, 6:30 St. Francis-Mooresville

Healthy eating leads to a healthy life!  Find out how much a “serving” is and how to manage a healthy weight.  Discover how fats, carbohydrates and protein affect our body.  Do you know how much salt, fiber and sugar are in the foods you buy?  This class offers the foundation for a healthy future.

Quick meals at home
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 6:30 p.m. at the Heart Center

Some days, we just don’t have the time – or the desire – to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.  But that doesn’t mean we need to sacrifice eating well at home.  Learn how to fix quick and easy nutritious meals you and your family can enjoy.