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 is a branch campus of UCSF, the leading institution dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. Established in 1975, UCSF Fresno is focused on improving health in California’s San Joaquin Valley through excellence in teaching and patient care, innovative clinical research and community partnerships. UCSF Fresno is the largest physician-training program between Sacramento and Los Angeles – training more than 300 physicians and 300 rotating medical students each year. Nearly 700 UCSF core and volunteer faculty at UCSF Fresno care for thousands of patients annually and train the next generation of outstanding clinicians and patient advocates. Fifty percent of the physicians trained at UCSF Fresno stay in the Valley to provide UCSF care. 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: UC San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It includes top-ranked graduate schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy; a graduate division with nationally renowned programs in basic, biomedical, translational and population sciences; and a preeminent biomedical research enterprise. It also includes UCSF Health, which comprises three top-ranked hospitals, UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland, and other partner and affiliated hospitals and healthcare providers throughout the Bay Area. UCSF also encompasses a branch campus in Fresno. Please visit www.ucsf.edu/news.

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