From the Parish Nurse

From the Parish Nurse
February is heart month.
Here are a few reminders to help you maintain your heart health.
Things to do EVERY DAY to Keep Your Heart Healthy
1. Eat healthy fats, not trans fats
2. Practice good dental hygiene, especially daily flossing
3. Get enough sleep
4. Don’t sit for too long at one time
5. Avoid second hand smoke
We can do this!
Proverbs 4:23: “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows      from it” (NIV).
(from Cleveland Clinic)

PREVENTION-What is Heart Aware?
• Free online assessment
• 7-minutes
• Offered by the Centra Stroobants Cardiovascular Center
• Tool that measures your personal risk for heart disease
• Assesses and identifies your risk
• Low risk, medium risk or high risk
Risk Profile
• At the end of the assessment you will receive a personalized risk profile
• This can help you…
• Assess your heart health status
• Identify factors in your life that may lead to heart disease
• Take action and reduce your risk
• Obtain free education by e-mail about your specific heart health and risk, if you want it
What if I’m at Risk?
• A nurse will contact you to set up an appointment for a FREE screening
• The nurse will go over your results
• Identify your risks and how they can be changed
• May recommend you see a family doctor or cardiologist

PREVENTION!!!      Take the Assessment
• To take the Heart Aware assessment:
• Visit https://ha.healthawareservices.com/ra/survey/529
• For additional information about heart health and prevention, contact:
• Lauren Martin, RN, 434.200. (CARE)2273, lauren.martin@centrahealth.com
Submitted for your good health! Cynthia Tabaian RN, BS, FCN

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