UCSF Fresno Educates Women on Heart Health with Free Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 4, 2019

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

 

UCSF Fresno Educates Women on Heart Health with Free Event

Media Note: Faculty experts will be available for interviews during the event (March 2) from 12:30 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. or in advance. For interviews, please call (559) 313-6539.

FRESNO – Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To help increase awareness and improve heart health among women, UCSF Fresno will hold the Fifth Annual Women’s Heart Fair, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 2, at the UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research, located at 155 N. Fresno St. in downtown Fresno. This event is free and open to the public.

“Heart disease is often considered a man’s disease, but the reality is one in four women will die from cardiovascular disease,” said Teresa Daniele, MD, FACC, chief of cardiology at UCSF Fresno. “Our goal is to share easy-to-understand information and provide health screenings that help women take control of their heart health with the goal of preventing heart disease and enhancing management of it.”

Expert faculty physicians at UCSF Fresno will address the following:

“Women and Heart Disease”
Teresa Daniele, MD, FACC
Chief of Cardiology, UCSF Fresno

“Venous Disease: Beyond the Aesthetics”
Leigh Ann O’Banion, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, UCSF Fresno

“Heart Disease and the Liver: Is there a Link?”
Marina Roytman, MD, FACP
Health Sciences Clinical Professor, UCSF Fresno

In addition to lectures, the event will feature food, fun, prize drawings and important health screenings, including blood and glucose; Hepatitis C Point of Care; blood pressure; height, weight and body mass index; liver scan; and relaxation station.

Dr. Daniele is one of just a few female cardiologists in Fresno and the motivation behind the UCSF Fresno Women’s Heart Fair.

Women of all ages are invited to attend. Click here to register.  For more details, email cme@fresno.ucsf.edu or call (559) 499-6406.

The UCSF Fresno Heart Fair is presented in partnership with University Centers of Excellence, Community Regional Medical Center and the American Heart Association’s Central Valley Division.

 

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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