According to the American Heart Association, heart disease

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February 15, 2017
 
 
 

The heart of the matter

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer of women and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. It is also preventable. The Emory Women's Heart Center is a program uniquely dedicated to the screening, prevention and treatment of heart disease in women.

The number of women at risk is startling. "Believe it or not, a very small percentage of women fall into the low risk category for heart disease, and those people are mostly in their twenties," says Stacy Jaskwhich, a nurse practitioner at Emory's Johns Creek's Women's Heart Center. "When you consider family history, age, diet, activity levels and other existing conditions such as diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis, most women are at some level of risk."
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Challenge registration starts March 13
It may be the simplest nutrition program ever - no calorie counting, no weighing or measuring. Just easy-to-remember daily selections of colorful produce. Eat and earn points while increasing your energy and well-being.
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Check your blood pressure today!
Have you checked your blood pressure today? High blood pressure does not always present signs and symptoms and can increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. Find a kiosk at Emory near you!
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Last chance to register for Know Your Numbers!

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Better Choice: Putting your best fork forward in 2017

If you have visited an Emory dining facility in the past year, then you have probably encountered the familiar Better Choice logo on some of our food items. This spring, you can expect to see even more of these nutrition labels, as the Better Choice planning team prepares to expand the program to include salad bars, deli, and pre-packaged salad and sandwich items. The nutrition labeling system is designed to help dining customers make more informed decisions about their dining options. Using national nutrition guidelines, the Better Choice planning team developed a set of criteria that evaluated key components, such as fat, added sugars, calories, sodium and protein to assign the label.
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Food for the heart
Unsaturated fats are essential fats that promote good health. Saturated fats and trans fats should be limited in our diet. Find out what's good for your heart here.
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Chef's Corner: Beef & barley medley
This hearty dinner is great for a cold night. You'll love all the tasty veggies that complement this satisfying meal.
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Stay active and warm by joining Meet Me @ the Tunnel on Wednesdays at 12 p.m. until February 22.
 
 
 

Friday, February 17th @ noon - Essentials of Personal Tax Deductions. Learn how to take advantage of all deductions this tax season.
 
 
 

Thursday, February 23 @ 2:00 p.m. - Weight Watchers webinar: A transformation story. Learn how one person made a lifestyle change.
 
 
 

Tuesday, March 14 @ 3:00pm - Weight Watchers webinar: Chef Ryan - Wholesome cooking techniques. Learn steps for healthier home cooking.
 
 
 

 
 
 

Need a swim? Take advantage of an Olympic size pool by joining Woodruff Physical Education Center.
 
 
 

The American Heart Association's Healthy for Good movement helps you create lasting change. Learn more here!
 
 
 
 
  
 
 

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