Tracking Blood Pressure Among Workshop Topics



SAN ANDREAS, CA – February 3, 2020 - Managing your blood pressure is a simple first step on the path to heart health. Learn how easy it can be at the Heart Health = Everything workshop on Feb. 14 at Mark Twain Medical Center.

The event is from 10 a.m. to noon in the MTMC Education Center. A complimentary luncheon is included.

Family Nurse Practitioner Laura Keller will focus on the subject of blood pressure monitoring, one of several heart health topics on the program.

“Knowing your risk is critical to preventing heart disease,” says Keller. “High blood pressure can be prevented and treated. In fact-you can easily track and monitor it yourself.” She will discuss how to achieve this at the workshop.

The fact the heart disease is the No. 1 killer of men AND women will also be discussed, along with local resources for cardiac diagnosis and follow-up care. Free CPR training will be available.

Additional speakers include ; Denise Mordue-Lane, Nurse Practitioner- Women’s Health; Jaymee Loverin, RN, Cardiac Services; Gary Arvin, Director of Imaging Services and Jana Carter, RN, Education Manager. There will be a special guest testimonial from a community member about her heart emergency scare and her successful outcome.

Keller notes, “Heart Health = Everything is part of MTMC’s ongoing ‘A Plan 4 Me’ series and the topic is particularly timely since February is American Heart Month. The subjects we are covering can help you identify risk factors and maintain heart health by making healthy life style choices, which can then lead to a better quality of life and future wellness.”

Workshop seating is limited and reservations are required. Reserve now; contact Nicki Stevens, MTMC Manager of Marketing & Business Development, at 209.754.5919.

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About Mark Twain Medical Center
Founded in 1951, Mark Twain Medical Center is a 25-bed, critical access hospital providing inpatient acute care, outpatient services and emergency services. The Medical Center’s Medical Staff represents a broad range of specialties that ensure access to high quality medical care in a rural community. In addition to being a major provider of health services, Mark Twain Medical Center is also one of the area’s largest employers. More than 300 people are employed at the hospital and its five Family Medical Centers. The Medical Center is a member of Dignity Health and a part of CommonSpirit Health, one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the nation dedicated to advancing health for all and serving communities in 21 states. For more information, please visit our website at. Mark Twain Medical Center is also on Facebook.

 

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