By: Sharon Aron Baron
American Heart Month, created in 1964, is an ideal time to remind Americans to focus on their hearts and encourage them to get their families, friends, and communities involved.
According to the Florida Department of Health, one in three Floridians will die from heart disease. As part of their drive to provide high-quality care for all, Broward Health Coral Springs is offering a variety of events — many at no cost in February to help raise awareness of heart disease.
Fitness Challenge to Community and Employees – February 1 – 29, Various times
Sign up in February and receive a free fitness class punch card. Complete five classes in the month and receive a small gift. Modified chair exercises also available. To learn more, call 954-344-3344. Cost: Varies
CPR Class – Thursday, February 6, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of CPR, AED use, and relief of choking in adults, children, and infants. Skills are taught in a group environment using the American Heart Association format, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible. The class is taught by American Heart Association instructors from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Drive Conference Room at Broward Health Coral Springs Medical Office Complex, 3100 Coral Hills, Coral Springs. This course is for those interested in learning how to save a life, not for people who need a course completion card to meet a requirement. To register, call 954-344-3344 or visit BrowardHealth.org/Events. Cost: Free
Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Screenings – On Fridays: February 7, 14, 21 and 28, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
High cholesterol usually has no symptoms. A simple blood screening will shed light on your cholesterol levels and allow you to make informed decisions about your health with your physician. Screenings will be offered from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the multipurpose room inside the hospital. Blood pressure and cholesterol screenings are free. Fasting is required for an accurate assessment. To register, call 954-344-3344 or visit BrowardHealth.org/Events. Cost: Free
Heart Health Lecture – Tuesday, February 18, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Join Lucia Blanchard, D.O., cardiologist, for an informative lecture. Learn how women experience heart attack symptoms, the importance of calling 911 immediately, and current medications and treatment options that must be initiated quickly. The lecture will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Drive Conference Room at Broward Health Coral Springs Medical Office Complex, 3100 Coral Hills, Coral Springs. To register, call 954-344-3344 or visit BrowardHealth.org/Events. Cost: Free
Senior Supper Club Lecture – Monday, February 27, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Learn about sleep apnea and how it can affect your heart during this Senior Supper Club lecture. Luis Royero, RPSGT, RST, will provide valuable information from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Drive Conference Room at the Broward Health Coral Springs Medical Office Complex, 3100 Coral Hills, Coral Springs. Blood pressure screenings will be available before the lecture in the same room from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. To register, call 954-344-3344 or visit BrowardHealth.org/Events. Cost: Free
Broward Health Coral Springs is located at 3000 Coral Hills Drive in Coral Springs, FL 33065
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