Greensboro – Women can learn the latest on staying heart healthy at the third annual Women’s Heart Community Event, February 2, at Union Square in Greensboro. The free program features a host of Cone Health experts, health screenings and expos designed for the unique health needs of women.  People at a table

According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the state. At the Women’s Heart Community Event, participants can hear about the latest research and learn ways to prevent heart disease and improve overall wellness.

The event opens at 7:30 with a free breakfast. Classes begin at 8 a.m. with lectures on:

  • 8:15 a.m. – FemmeFit Focus: Decoding Women’s Cardiometabolic Health with Dr. Bridgett Christopher
  • 8:45 a.m. – EmpowerHER: Navigating Well-Woman Visits for Lifelong Health with Dr. Carolyn Harraway-Smith
  • 9:15 a.m. – Under Pressure: The Link Between Stress and Cardiovascular Health with Dr. Matt Schooler
  • 9:45 a.m. – Pulse & Power: Navigating Hypertension in Women’s Heart Health with Dr. Tiffany Randolph
  • 10:15 a.m. – Heart Harmony: Fueling Wellness through Nutrition and Movement with Dr. Heather Pemberton

From 11-2, there will be boxed lunches and free health screenings. (Appointments are required for mammograms. Visit for scheduling information.)

Participants can also choose classes matching their own interests at the expo.

  • Heart healthy cooking demonstrations
  • Minute With a Pharmacist meetings
  • Hands-only CPR training
  • Blood pressure and blood sugar screening with monitoring and consultations
  • Mammography bus

This is a free event, but space is limited for the morning educational sessions. Register to attend at[source]