February is Heart Month

Do something good for your heart this February! As part of Heart Month this month, Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers is offering a variety of opportunities that can help you and your heart. Check out all the options below and don’t forget to get your FREE HEART ATTACK WARNING SIGNS MAGNET.

PRE-DIABETES CLASS

Tuesday, February 12, 3-4 p.m.

WHERE: Morris Hospital Education Room 1

WHAT: Presented by a Morris Hospital Diabetes Educator, this class will focus on healthy eating, physical activity and lifestyle behaviors that help prevent or delay the development of diabetes. Everyone is welcome to attend the class, as more than 1 in every 3 Americans has prediabetes.

COST: FREE

HOW: Register at morrishospital.org/events or call 815-705-7367.

THE TRUTH ABOUT HEART DISEASE: WHAT WOMEN NEED TO KNOW

Wednesday, February 20, 6-7 p.m.

WHERE: Morris Hospital Education Rooms 1-3

WHAT: Presented by Cardiologist Mary Gordon, D.O. Cardiovascular disease is still the leading cause of death in women. Could you be at risk for a heart attack? Do you know the heart attack symptoms and how they differ between men and women? Come and learn answers to these
questions and more!

COST: FREE

HOW: Register at morrishospital.org/events or call 815-705-7832.

FREE HEART ATTACK WARNING SIGNS MAGNET

We’ll send you a free magnet listing the heart attack warning signs!

HOW: Go to morrishospital.org/magnet

CARDIOVASCULAR SCREENINGS

Heart Healthy Screening ($35)

Blood test tocheck total cholesterol, LDL and HDL cholesterol, triglycerides and glucose for type 2 diabetes.

Peripheral Artery Disease Screening ($40)

Ultrasound test to check for blockages in the arm and leg arteries.

Carotid Artery Screening ($40)

Ultrasound test to check for blockages in the carotid arteries in the neck which can lead to stroke.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening ($40)

Ultrasound test to check for enlargement of the abdominal aorta at the center of the chest and abdomen.

Artery Screening Bundle ($100)

Have all three artery screenings listed above at a discounted price.

HOW: By appointment at Morris Hospital every Wednesday or the Morris Hospital Ridge Road Campus in Channahon on weekdays. Call 815-416-6089.

Morris Hospital Ottawa Campus offers only Blood Test/Laboratory screenings from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Appointments preferred, but walk-ins accepted. Call 815-416-6089.

Screenings are also available weekdays by appointment at the Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus, 630-553-8200.

MORE INFO: Visit www.morrishospital.org/wellnesswednesdays

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