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06/02/2004
Women's Number One Health Risk is the Focus of "An Evening for Your Heart" at Hudson Valley

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, June 2, 2004

New York Times Medicine Reporter Gina Kolata to Deliver Keynote
WHAT:

Heart disease is the Number One killer of women in the United States - yet many women don’t take that risk seriously. In a national survey, only nine percent of women named heart disease as the condition they most fear. They don’t know the risk factors, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

“An Evening for Your Heart” will bring together women, physicians, nutritionists and other health care providers to discuss the causes and prevention of heart disease.

The event also will feature complimentary massage, yoga and exercise demonstrations.

WHEN:

4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, June 3.

Demonstrations will run from 4 to 6 p.m. A keynote talk by New York Times science/medicine reporter Gina Kolata and a panel discussion featuring cardiologists, nutritionists and exercise physiologists will follow.

WHERE:

The McDonough Sports Complex
Hudson Valley Community College
80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy .