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“Know Your Numbers” Women’s Series offered at FirstHealth

| Date Posted: 2/4/2014

Mandy Martin, ANP

Mandy Martin, ANP

PINEHURST – Do you understand what your blood pressure, cholesterol or blood glucose numbers mean? If not, you’re not alone.

To learn what these numbers mean, gather with other women from around the area at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 5:30 p.m., at the Clara McLean House in Pinehurst. Attendees will find out what puts them at risk for stoke, heart disease and diabetes and what they can do to help prevent these diseases.   In addition, our panelists will discuss how a woman’s risk for heart disease and osteoporosis increase after menopause.

“Knowing your numbers is very important to your health,” says Mandy Martin, ANP, FirstHealth Family Medicine in Seven Lakes. “For example, as your cholesterol rises, your risk of coronary heart disease rises as well. The more risk factors you have – for example, hypertension or diabetes – can increase your risk. It is important to understand the difference and to know the ‘good and bad’ cholesterol as too much of one type or not enough of another can place you at higher risk for heart attack or stroke.”

The “Know Your Numbers” program is one of five monthly educational sessions designed just for women and featuring a panel-style discussion with a moderator. The series is sponsored by the Moore Regional Hospital Auxiliary.

In honor of National Women’s Heart Month, attendees are encouraged to “Go Red” by wearing red to the event.

Upcoming sessions include:

  • “Spring Cleaning”: Thursday, March 13 at 5:30 p.m.
  • “Back in the Game”: Tuesday, April 8 at 5:30 p.m.

The series is free and open to the public. Each session will be held at the Clara McLean House, 20 FirstVillage Drive, Pinehurst. For more information, or to register, call (800)213-3284.

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