Free Women’s Heart Fair Provides Heart Healthy Info, Tips and Health Screenings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 30, 2018

UC San Francisco
Jennifer O’Brien, Asst. Vice Chancellor/Public Affairs
Source: Brandy Ramos Nikaido, Director of Media Relations and Public Affairs, UCSF Fresno
Cell: (559) 313-6539 Email: bnikaido@fresno.ucsf.edu

UCSF Fresno
Medical Education Program
115 N. Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93701
(559) 499-6400

Free Women’s Heart Fair Provides Heart Healthy Info, Tips and Health Screenings

Fresno – Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the U.S. About one in three women will die from heart disease.  During American Heart Month in February, to increase awareness of heart health, the UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program will hold a free Women’s Heart Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3 at the UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research at 155 N. Fresno Street. Parking will be available in the UCSF Fresno parking lot with access off of Illinois and Fresno streets.

Expert faculty physicians at UCSF Fresno will speak to the following:

  • “Women and Heart Disease” by Teresa Daniele, MD, FACC, Chief of Cardiology at UCSF Fresno; Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at UCSF Fresno; and Medical Director of the Women’s Center for Cardiovascular Health at Community Regional Medical Center
  • “Cardiac Arrhythmia” by Chandrasekar Palaniswamy, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at UCSF Fresno and a cardiac electrophysiologist
  • “Sleep and Your Heart” by Lynn Keenan, MD, Program Director of the UCSF Fresno Sleep Medicine Fellowship and Professor of Clinical Medicine at UCSF Fresno

Free, 30‐minute health screenings, including blood pressure, height, weight, body mass index, cholesterol and glucose readings will be offered as well as instruction on aging strong through exercise. Various exhibitors will be on site and prize drawings will be held during the closing session. Please register by Jan. 31 by email at sloya@fresno.ucsf.edu or (559) 499-6446.

 

About UCSF Fresno: UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program, established in 1975, plays a substantial role in providing health care to residents of California’s San Joaquin Valley and training medical professionals in the region. UCSF Fresno is the San Joaquin Valley’s largest physician training program. Annually, UCSF Fresno currently trains approximately 250 medical residents (medical school graduates who are training under senior faculty physicians prior to practicing on their own) in eight specialties, 10 oral and maxillofacial surgery dental residents, 50 medical fellows (physicians who are completing training beyond residency) in 17 subspecialties, approximately 300 medical students (students in the process of earning medical degrees) on a rotating basis and two physician assistants in an emergency medicine residency program. Recent statistics show that nearly 50 percent of the physicians trained by UCSF Fresno stay in the region to provide UCSF care in the Central Valley. Thanks to the expertise of faculty physicians at UCSF Fresno, in many cases, travel outside of the region is no longer necessary for patients seeking subspecialty medical care. UCSF Fresno faculty and medical residents engage in a broad spectrum of research addressing health issues pertinent to the Valley. UCSF Fresno faculty and residents also care for the overwhelming majority of the region’s underserved populations. In addition, UCSF Fresno helps prepare middle, high school and college students for careers in health and medicine through a variety of pipeline programs. Please visit www.fresno.ucsf.edu

About UCSF: UCSF is a leading university dedicated to transforming health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate‐level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. Founded in 1864 as a medical college, UCSF now includes top‐ranked graduate schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy; a graduate division with world‐renowned programs in the biological sciences, a preeminent biomedical research enterprise and top‐tier hospitals, UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals. Please visit www.ucsf.edu/news

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