Parrish Medical Center Sponsors Free "Love Your Heart" Event


This HealthBridge Healthy Heart Month educational event is for men and women

Parrish Medical Center will present a special free event in February, “Healthy Heart Month: Love Your Heart,” on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. It will be held at the Holiday Inn Titusville – Kennedy Space Center at 4715 Helen Hauser Blvd., Titusville (west of I-95 behind Cracker Barrel). Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Guest speakers for “Love Your Heart” will be Ravi Rao, MD, FACC, FSCAI, and Amanda Ryan, DO.

Dr. Rao is an interventional cardiologist with board certifications in cardiology/cardiovascular disease, and Dr. Ryan is board certified in internal medicine. They will share information relevant to both men and women about what people can do to take care of—and love—their hearts, how to maintain a healthy heart as they age, and how to manage heart failure, a chronic condition.

A variety of free health screenings will also be available before the presentation.

Register online at Seating is limited, so make your reservation early.

Healthy Heart Month: Love Your Heart is part of the PMC HealthBridge Education Series. HealthBridge events are held the second Tuesday each month at no charge as a service to our community. Many in our community are dealing with chronic conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes. These conditions cannot be cured with just a pill or a shot—they require changing habits.

The HealthBridge Education Series is designed to bring a wide variety of health information and education monthly to our community. Health screenings are offered at each event. When they’ve completed all the screenings, participants will be eligible to earn a one-month membership to Parrish Health & Fitness Center. Raffle prize drawings are also held.

Future HealthBridge Education Series events will be:

March: Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day; March 12, 10-11:30 a.m.; PMC Conference Center, and

April: Breathe Easy at Home, April 9, 10-11:30 a.m., PMC Conference Center.

At the Holiday Inn Titusville – Kennedy Space Center:

May: Your Hips Don’t Lie…importance of movement and dance for healthy bones. Presented by Anthony Allotta, DO, Patrick Sonser, MD, Michael Magee, MD, Jonathan Lubitz, DPM, and Julie Chevillet, DO; will include simple Zumba from a Parrish Health & Fitness Center instructor.