Heart Disease Awareness Day

posted Jan 22, 2014, 5:38 AM by Blh Webber   [ updated Jan 22, 2014, 5:39 AM ]

HEART DISEASE AWARENESS DAY” was held on June 20, 2012 at the MBD Clinic under the leadership of Dr. Anil Gogineni and Ms. Lea Acevedo (Practice Manager).  The theme of the event was to promote awareness about the risks of heart attack, stroke and how to prevent them.  Patients with Hypertension, Cholesterol, Diabetes, and Obesity were invited to participate.  Guests from the adjoining MBD Senior Centers were also invited.

This was organized in the Community Room belonging to the MBD Housing in the Clinic building.  Around 40 patients came to participate in the event.  Refreshments – fruits, vegetables and water were served to all.

Dr. Yusef Williams – PGY -3 , welcomed the gathering and gave a talk on heart attack and stroke prevention.  He also explained the importance of lowering high blood pressure.      Dr. Edgar Salazar – PGY -3, translated the presentation into Spanish.

Blood pressure screening for the MBD Housing guests was done by medical students.   Ms. Flynn – Nutritionist, explained the importance of healthy eating and demonstrated various healthy food recipes.  Mr. Adrian - Nutritionist / Fitness expert, encouraged the patients to do simple exercises while sitting and standing. The patients enjoyed this session and actively participated in doing the exercise.

Patients reported they were very happy with the event and requested more themed "days."