Heart Month

Getting to the Heart of the Matter

As the leading cause of death in the US, cardiovascular disease touches all of our lives either directly or indirectly. We encourage you to take advantage of several FREE community programs aimed at education to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease while empowering you to make heart-healthy choices.

Vascular Care Symposium (physicians only)

A South Shore Primary Care Update in Vascular Care

Saturday, February 10, 8 AM-12 PM
Derby Clubhouse, Events Room
Linden Ponds
300 Linden Ponds Way, Hingham

A free half-day symposium for Primary Care providers who can earn 4 CME credits. A multidisciplinary team of experts in cardiovascular disease and wound care will provide primary care providers with current standards of care and indications for Intervention in vascular disease.

Please register online to RSVP for the event. Contact Diane Holmes at 781-624-8429 for more information.

Using smartphones to manage Your Health

Tuesday, February 13, 7-9 PM
Emerson Conference Rooms
South Shore Hospital
55 Fogg Road, South Weymouth

Learn about how current smartphone technology and the use of health apps can assist with managing overall health needs. Learn how smartphone technology is currently being used with the Cardiac Patient Population. Comparison of the most popular apps will be reviewed as well as a  discussion about how to personalize your own health plan. Time will be allotted for participants to share what they currently use and why they find it helpful for them.

Please register online to RSVP for this event. Contact Karen LaFond at 781- 624-8903 for more information.

Fighting Heart Disease with your fork

Nutrition for a Healthy Heart

Wednesday, February 21, 6-7 PM 
Nantasket & Humarock Conference Rooms
South Shore Medical Center

143 Longwater Drive, Norwell

A healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons in the fight against heart disease.

Join us to learn tips for making smart choices and eating well to benefit your heart and overall health. We will discuss healthy grocery shopping and how to create balanced and nutritious family meals. You will gain a solid understanding of “good” and “bad” fats, sodium, and calories, and their effects on cholesterol, blood pressure, and heart disease. Presented by: Lindsay Verraster, MPH, RD.

Please register online to RSVP for this event. Contact Emily Dionne at 781-261-4758 for more information.

Heart Healthy Diet

Thursday, February 22, 6-7 PM
Conference Rooms 5A-B
South Shore VNA
30 Reservoir Park Drive, Rockland

Heart Healthy eating does not have to be difficult or boring. At this presentation you will learn the principles of a heart healthy diet, and tips for making small changes to better your overall health. We will take a closer look at dietary fats, added sugar, and fiber.  You will get ideas for easy meals, and tricks for quick healthy recipes. Participants will gain a better understanding of how they can take charge to help prevent heart disease. Presented by: Emily McPhee, RD, LDN

Please register online to RSVP for this event. Contact Katie Howard at 781- 624-4050 for more information.

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Wear Red Day! February 2, 2017

Participate in the American Heart Association’s initiative to raise awareness of heart disease in women. “Go Red” in your own fashion! Whether it’s a red dress, red shirt, pin, or even lipstick—show the world you passionate support on this National day of awareness.