Give The Best Valentine's Gift - TLC for the Heart!!
With Valentine's Day approaching and February being heart month, this is an excellent time to give your heart and your loved one's hearts some extra special tender loving care. Your heart health doesn't happen by accident! It requires your care and attention! Don't worry, the free Family Heart Health & Cardiology Symposium coming to Allen on Saturday, Feb 11th, from 3 to 6pm offers so many quality ways to care for your heart with programs and activities for all ages!
Led by Dr. Anand Rohatgi, a leading heart health researcher specializing in preventative cardiologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center, the symposium offers a wide variety of activities from free health screenings , personal consultations, healthy diet program with live cooking demos, yoga for heart health as well as about a dozen kids fun heart health learning activities which comprise the 2023 Kids Heart Health Challenge. Programs are for all ages.
There’s no reason to wait for heart disease to strike when we can all take preventative steps. About 1 in 5 deaths each year are caused by heart disease, that’s nearly a million people every year in the US alone. Over 70% of children in the US have poor heart health according to renown cited study published in June 2022 issue of Circulation.
“We are looking to inspire people to commit to better heart health, said Dr. Bal Khandelwal, MD, an internal medicine specialist, and one of the organizers of this event from Radha Krishna Temple. “We hope that the Community Heart Pledge Wall where everyone in the community regardless of age will be encouraged to post their pledge for their own personal heart health along with the various hands on educational and awareness activities will inspire more people to live healthier longer lives.”
A one of a kind Kids Heart Health Challenge 2023 includes fun hands on learning activities, contests, and games from making your own stethoscope, experiments to learn about the pulse, heart, and circulatory system, jump rope competition, learning heart anatomy by coloring, and more.
“Free community service programs with high caliber medical institutions like UT-Southwestern are special opportunities we create to engage our local communities about pertinent health issues of the day. Despite doctors’ busy schedules we look forward to making lasting positive impact on heart health” remarked Dr. Rohatgi, MD, Professor of Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine’s Division of Cardiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, one of the top 15 heart health hospitals in the nation according to US News & World Report.
The symposium is hosted by Radha Krishna Temple in Allen, TX at 1450 N. Watters Rd. Click here for more details and registration.