This week on The Local Take I talk about heart health with Brittaney Bethea, Director of Marketing and Communications for Morehouse School of Medicine. February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for African American men and women in the United States.
Bethea shares that Morehouse School of Medicine is hosting several events during Heart Health week February 3rd - 7th. On Tuesday, February 4th they are hosting a Men's Heart Healthy Breakfast at the Georgia Aquarium Ocean Ballroom. The breakfast provides a place for heart disease surviviors, doctors and community to come together for support.
On Wednesday, February 5th, the Women's Heart Health Luncheon at the Georgia Aquarium Ocean's Ballroom will take place. The luncheon is also a place of support and information in the fight for heathy hearts. The trailblazing president of the MSM, Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice will be the keynote speaker.
On Friday, February 7th, the Morehouse School of Medicine will be hosting a Senior Health Fair. Mind and body health screenings along with exercise demonstrations with information and resources on diet.
Bethea speaks about the Morehouse School of Medicine auxillary support organization Women With Heart who have supported Heart Health for over ten years.
You can listen to various health messages throughout the year during Morning Jazz on Jazz 91.9 WCLK as part of the Morehouse School of Medicine "Conversations" series of vignettes.
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