Celebrating Heart and Vascular Month
Jan. 18, 2013
Jackson, Mich. — Allegiance Health celebrates American Heart Month with special events and screenings to promote the cardiovascular health of our community.
9th Annual Heart and Vascular Expo
Join us and enjoy presentations, exhibitors, heart-healthy snacks, cooking demos and free health screenings.
Schedule for the 8th Annual Heart and Vascular Expo
||Topic & Speaker
||Cynthia Shelby-Lane, MD, presents Heart Sense and Humor. Dr. Shelby, a graduate of both University of Michigan Medical School and the Second City School of Comedy, believes in the healing power of laughter. She is a board certified anti-aging specialist, as well as an author, talk show host and comedienne.
||Ask the Experts Panel: Heart and Vascular Care, a Multidisciplinary Approach
||David Halsey, MD, presents Truth and Consequences: The Importance of Making Wise Food Choices. Dr. Halsey specializes in endocrinology and general internal medicine. He is the medical director for the Allegiance Diabetes Center.
Free Health Screenings
You must register for:
- Vascular Screens
- Fasting Lipid Panel Cholesterol
Call (888) 335-7241 or register online »
Other free screenings (no appointment necessary):
- Balance testing
- Blood Pressure
- Body Fat Testing
- Blood Sugar Testing
- Pulse Oximetry Checks
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea Screenings
- Stroke Screenings
Free Community Events and Screenings
Free vascular screenings will be offered throughout the month. To register for a screening or for these free community events, call toll free (888) 335-7241 or visit AllegianceHealth.org.
About Heart and Vascular Care at Allegiance Health
February marks the 5th anniversary of the Allegiance Heart and Vascular Center which brought open-heart surgical services to the Jackson community for the first time. To date, 655 open heart surgeries have been performed at Allegiance.
Allegiance Health now offers a complete range of heart services, from risk prevention education through cardiac rehabilitation.
Led by University of Michigan cardiovascular surgeons Mahender Macha, MD, and Vincent Simonetti, MD, the Heart and Vascular Center features technologically advanced operating rooms and a Cardiac Universal Bed wing with 20 private patient rooms.
Allegiance Health’s state-of-the-art emergency angioplasty program continues to beat national best-practice time standards for procedures in which minutes saved mean heart muscle saved.
The care teams at Allegiance Vascular Health and the Diagnostic Vascular Laboratory detect and prevent damage from blocked carotid arteries and abdominal aneurisms. Our Cardiac Rehabilitation team coaches patients on physical exercise and proper nutrition to rebuild strength and prevent further heart attacks and strokes.