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Published 2/20/2004
Owens Community College Hosts Women's Heart Advantage, Feb. 28

Area women interested in learning about making their lives healthier are invited to attend a Women's Heart Advantage program at Owens Community College on Saturday, February 28.

The Women's Heart Advantage event will occur from 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in the College's Center for Fine and Performing Arts on the Toledo-area Campus. Owens is located on Oregon Road, four miles from Downtown Toledo. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend, however, pre- registration is required.

"Women's Heart Advantage is a great opportunity for women of all ages to take advantage of health services and advice being offered by Northwest Ohio's premiere health care community," said Janell Lang, Owens Dean of Health Technologies. "Heart disease is our nation's number one killer for women. An event such as Women's Heart Advantage is just one of the many ways to combat the disease by raising awareness through cardiovascular education."

Owens faculty and students and health care professionals will offer a wide variety of educational programs throughout the day, highlighting women's heart health and risk concerns. Breakout session topics will include depression, hormone therapy, nutrition, dental hygiene and exercise, and their relationships to heart disease.

Respected cardiologist Daniel Cassavar, M.D., from ProMedica Health System will address Women's Heart Advantage attendees at 10:30 a.m. The focus of his keynote address will offer insight into women's heart disease symptoms and risk factors.

In addition, free blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol screenings will be available to all participants, as well as literature related to heart disease. Individuals also can attend a free CPR class, beginning at 9 a.m., for which registration is required.

The Women's Heart Advantage event is a collaboration among Owens Community College, ProMedica Health System, the American Heart Association of Greater Toledo and Pfizer Inc.

In conjunction with the event, Great Lakes Charter will offer free transportation to and from Owens Community College, with pick-up sites at Westgate Shopping Center, Monroe Street United Methodist Church and Nathan Hale Elementary School. For more information, or to register, call (567) 291-5899.

Owens Community College is the fastest-growing higher educational institution in Ohio with 27 consecutive semesters of enrollment increases. On the Toledo- area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 44,000 credit and non- credit students making it the number one choice for Northwest Ohio college students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor's degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.



 

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