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Register for Women's Heart Health Screening at Aurora Health Center in Marinette

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Marinette, Wis. - Heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death for women in the United States.

Aurora Health Care is offering a screening for women who may be at risk for heart disease from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 6 at Aurora Health Center, 4061 Old Peshtigo Road, in Marinette in the cardiology department.

Screenings include a blood pressure reading, blood sugar check, cholesterol screening and body mass index (BMI) calculation.

Patients can also meet with Board-Certified Cardiologist Yasser Salem, M.D., and Cardiology Nurse Practitioner Jean Deffner, both of Aurora Health Care, to discuss testing results.

The cost is $15 per person and a 12-hour fast is required.

To register, call 715-732-8050.

Friday, Feb. 6 is National Wear Red Day, a day when Americans nationwide, including Aurora caregivers, will wear red to show their support for women's heart disease awareness.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a nationally recognized leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.

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Contact: Jen Strebel (920-496-6369)

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