Hadassah program focuses on women’s heart health

Hadassah will hold “Every Beat Counts,” a heart-healthy Mediterranean dinner and presentation on women’s heart health, from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Mediterranean Grill Restaurant, 703 Long Road Crossing Drive, Chesterfield.

The speakers, from the Center for Comprehensive Cardiovascular Care at St. Louis University Hospital, will be Dr. Dawn Hui, assistant professor of surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Dr. Lisa Alderson, assistant professor of internal medicine in the Division of Cardiology.

According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is still the top cause of death for American women, claiming one of every four women. The speakers will discuss  causes and prevention skills, as well as tips on how to recognize signs of heart attack. 

Participants also will learn about Hadassah’s “Every Beat Counts” program and connect with the work done at the Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) in Israel, where heart disease has fallen to the No. 2 cause of death thanks to prevention efforts and improved medical treatment.

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The cost of the program, including dinner, is $20 per person. RSVPs with payment are required by Feb. 20.  Credit card payments can be made by calling Arin at 314-991-0434 or by emailing [email protected].  Checks payable to Hadassah should be sent to 12 Millstone Campus Drive, St. Louis, Mo., 63146.