Go Red for Women luncheon set for Feb. 19

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Shreveport, LA – CHRISTUS Health Shreveport-Bossier is sponsoring the 2015 Go Red Luncheon, to be held in concert with the Northwest Louisiana American Heart Association (AHA) on Thursday, February 19th at the Shreveport Convention Center.  The luncheon is a part of Go Red For Women movement, an initiative sponsored by AHA.

AHAlogoAccording to cardiologist Jonathan Davis, M.D., CHRISTUS Cardiology Group, awareness of heart disease is key.  “Women don’t always have the same symptoms as men when it comes to heart issues,” he said.  “Being aware of the risk factors and the symptoms is key to saving more women’s lives.”

The Go Red luncheon will feature a “Know Your Numbers” Health Fair at the Shreveport Convention Center on February 19th from 1030 a.m.-11:30 a.m.  In addition to health stations, several physicians will participate in a panel discussion, answering questions on heart health-related topics.

The Health Fair will feature the following stations:

HEALTH SCREEN CHECK IN: Welcome/ Form Pickup

KNOW YOUR NUMBERS: Height, Weight, Body Mass Index (BMI)

WAIST MEASURE – which serves as a good indicator for future heart disease

CHOLESTEROL CHECK via finger stick

BLOOD PRESSURE check

CONSULTATION with Dr. Susan Kemp, Internal Medicine at CHRISTUS,  CHRISTUS Cardiology physicians and their Physician Assistants.  The providers will review a participant’s screening outcomes, answer any questions, make recommendations on next steps for the participant, and make follow-up appointments if necessary, or connect them with PhysicianFinder to help them choose a primary care provider.

Luncheon attendees may visit all or some of the stations. The health fair is slated for 10:30a.m.-11:30a.m. when the luncheon begins.

Keynote speaker for the Go Red Luncheon is Georgeanna Johnson from ABC’s Extreme Weightloss.  Georgeanna will share her powerful story of why she made healthier lifestyle changes in her life.

To register for the luncheon, contact sarah.baker@heart.org or call 318-347-3122.