EATONTON, GA - February 1, 2013. In support of the "Go Red for Women" campaign, Putnam General Hospital hosted a Love Your Heart Luncheon on Friday, February 1st, 2013 in an effort to raise awareness for heart health in women.
Currently some eight million women in the U.S are living with heart disease, yet only one in five American women believe that heart disease is her greatest health threat. The Love Your Heart Luncheon focused on preventing heart disease by promoting a healthy lifestyle, raising awareness, and education of heart health in women.
Lisa Eisele and Stacy Paine with Oconee Nutrition Consultants designed a heart healthy menu and spoke about ways to cut fats from your diet and the small changes that you can make to lower your blood pressure and cholesterol. Guest Speakers, Dr. Lipman with Piedmont Heart Institute and Dr. Chronos with Cardiology Care Clinic of Lake Oconee, educated those in attendance on the signs and symptoms of a heart attack as well as new technologies and treatments available in the industry. Mrs. Donna Heiring, one of Dr. Lipman's patients and a heart attack survivor, shared her testimony with the group and offered encouragement about early detection and not ignoring the signs of a heart attack. Rainey Gallagher then entertained everyone with some inspiring live music.
The hospital hosted this event with BodyPlex of Lake Oconee, Cardiology Care Clinic of Lake Oconee, Piedmont Heart Institute, Oconee Nutrition Consultants, Pilot Club of Eatonton and the First Baptist Church Eatonton Women's Ministry. To learn more about the Go Red Movement or to know more about the signs and symptoms of a heart attack, visit http://www.goredforwomen.org/