SGMC Celebrates February Heart Health Month
February is Heart Health Month and South Georgia Medical Center is celebrating National Wear Red Day and hosting several lunch and learns to promote awareness of heart disease throughout our region. SGMC is partnering with the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign and encouraging everyone to wear red on Friday, Feb. 2, National Wear Red Day, to raise awareness of women and heart disease. Heart disease is the #1 killer of women, taking more lives than all forms of cancer combined. SGMC will host three lunch and learns, one in Valdosta, Nashville and Lakeland. Registration is limited, RSVP to Kathy Smith at 229-433-1070. Registered attendees will receive a complimentary lunch. Valdosta lunch and learn, featuring guest speaker Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Cary Rose, on Friday, Feb. 2 from noon – 1pm at Birdie’s Market on 206 N. Patterson Street.Nashville lunch and learn, featuring guest speaker SGMC Registered Dietician Susan Smith, on Tuesday, Feb. 6 from noon – 1pm at Carrie Dorsey Perry Memorial Library on 315 W. Marion Avenue.Lakeland lunch and learn, featuring Smith, on Thursday, Feb. 8 from noon-1pm at the SGMC Lanier Campus Lobby on 116 W. Thigpen Avenue. According to the AHA, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the world and the United States, killing nearly 801,000 Americans each year. Over 92.1 million Americans are living with some form of cardiovascular disease or the after-effects of stroke.