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Centre to focus on heart health

An open house on February 11 is to focus on heart health (File photograph)

Cardiovascular health is to be the focus of an open-house event taking place this month.

Evolution Healing Centre is hosting the event which invites the community to ask questions, gain information and share stories on the subject of heart health.

With February recognised as Heart Month, the organisation says now is a time people should be focused on cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death globally.

A spokesman for Evolution Healing Centre said: “Some of these diseases are preventable and you should know your risk factors.

“The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in 2019 found that in Bermuda the leading causes of death are ischemic heart disease and stroke.”

The organisation listed six preventive measures that can be taken to reduce the risk of heart disease, under the acronym SCREAM. They are: Stop smoking; Reduce your alcohol intake; Eat a healthy balanced diet; Activity daily; and Manage your diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol.

The spokesman added: “Talk to your healthcare team about these factors and begin to understand your health journey. We are all in this together.”

On hand to answer any questions at the open house will be Sandro Fubler and Kim Watkins, senior physiotherapists from Evolution Healing Centre; Dr Susan Adhemar, clinical psychologist; Jill Davidson, occupational therapist; Kimberly McIvor, senior speech and language pathologist; and Keelin Hankin, senior dietitian and nutritionist.

The open house is due to take place at Evolution Healing Centre, 25 Point Finger Road, Paget, on Friday, February 11, from 2pm to 4pm.

For more information, call Evolution Healing Centre on 734-2772 or e-mail admin@bpralliance.com.

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Published January 31, 2022 at 7:50 am (Updated January 31, 2022 at 7:50 am)

Centre to focus on heart health

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