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A Calendar of Events for Heart Month
February 2013

Stay tuned all month to www.texasheart.org for heart-health tips.
 

Friday February 1, 2013

National Wear Red Day®  
Learn more . . .   

Go Red Day Alpha Kappa Alpha Event
"Getting Your Heart Healthy: How and Why to Start Now"   
Organized by: XI Alpha Omega Chapter Health Committee and Texas Heart Institute
Time:  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM 
Location:  Houston Baptist University
Special Guests:
Dr. Stephanie Coulter, THI Center for Women's Heart & Vascular Health
Ms. Lisa Hulick, WomenHeart Houston
More Information: Event Flyer PDF
(Watch for pictures from this event on the "In the Community" page.)

Tuesday February 5, 2013

Webinar: State of Women's Heart Health  
Organized by:  The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women and WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease
Time:  3:00 to 4:00 p.m.  
Objectives:  To raise awareness among women about their risk for heart disease and to encourage them to take action to reduce their risk; to inform women about the report FDA is doing about women's participation in clinical research; to educate women about the "Million Hearts' Team Up - Pressure Down" blood pressure initiative; and to promote American Heart Month.
Special Guest:
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
Learn more:  www.womenheart.org 
Audience:  Update: This webinar is now posted online.  

Saturday February 9, 2013 

Healthy with H-E-B in partnership with Texas Heart Institute, Saturday Feb. 9

H-E-B Heart Month Celebration 
Organized by:  H-E-B in partnership with Texas Heart Institute 
Time:
  10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:  H-E-B store on Katy Freeway at Bunker Hill.
Summary:  Get pumped about heart health! Join the flash mob dance, listen to a short heart-health talk, watch cooking demos, sign up for a CPR lesson, get health screenings, and more.
Special guests:
Dr. Stephanie Coulter, THI Center for Women's Heart & Vascular Health
Henry Aceves, THI Heart Information Center
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Thursday February 14, 2013 

Valentine's Day and National Donor Day® 

Celebrate Valentine's Day the heart-healthy way.
Learn more at our website

Honor National Donor Day by registering as an organ donor.
Learn more about the "Gift of Life"   

Saturday February 16, 2013 

Go Red Luncheon and Fashion Show 
Organized by: The Elnita McClain Women's Center 
Time:  11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Location:  Brady's Landing 8505 Cypress St.  Houston, Texas 77012
Special Guests:
Dr. Deborah Meyers, THI Medical Director, Heart Failure Programs
Ms. Edna Meyer-Nelson, Chairman of the Advisory Council for The Texas Heart Institute's Center for Women's Heart & Vascular Health
Attendance:  Open to the public. Contact: Shamra Atchinson by email shamraatchinson@sbcglobal.net or phone 832-495-2567 by February 9. Pay by cash or check at the door.
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Saturday February 23, 2013 

Free Heart-Health Screenings Feb. 23
St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, home of Texas Heart Institute, is partnering with the American College of Cardiology’s CardioSmart initiative, a program that encourages patients to play an active role in their own heart health, to offer free cardiovascular health screenings on February 23. The screenings will be offered at the Trotter Family YMCA, 1331 Augusta Drive, Houston, 8-11 a.m. More information on St. Luke's website.


"Hear Our Hearts" Women's Retreat and Luncheon

Organized by:  Center for Faith and Health Initiatives
Time:  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location:  8100 Greenbriar, Suite 220, Houston, Texas 
Summary:  The "Hear Our Hearts" luncheon retreat is a gathering to motivate women and their circles to care for their hearts. The purpose is to inspire, motivate, renew, and engage.  The opening presentation, "The Latest in Heart Care," will providing a capsule of information on new cardiac advances for women.
Special Guest:
Dr. Stephanie Coulter, THI Center for Women's Heart & Vascular Health
Preregistration required: Download the registration form.
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Tuesday February 26, 2013 

WomenHeart Houston Support Group Meeting 
Organizers:  Lisa Hulick and Rebecca Trahan, WomenHeart Champions
Time:  6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Life Science Plaza 2130 W. Holcombe Blvd Suite #920 Houston, Texas
Free and open to all interested women. No preregistration required.
Learn more at the website and on Facebook.
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Wednesday February 27, 2013  - Please note change of day from Thursday!

Webinar: "Heart Disease: How Women Can Beat the Odds" 
Organized by:  The Women's Fund for Health Education and Research
Time:  12:00 noon
Summary: It is time for a focused education and research effort to elucidate diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heart disease in women. Hear from Dr. Stephanie Coulter on topics ranging from the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease to managing your risk.
Free and open to the public. Preregistration required.
Learn more and register at the organization's website.
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. . . and the city joins in: Houston Go Red Campaign "turning buildings red"

 Solving the puzzle of heart disease

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