SoutheastHEALTH Ambassador Wine and Chocolate
February 9, 2018
Port Cape Restaurant (upstairs)
In honor of National Heart Month, the SoutheastHEALTH Ambassadors invite you to an exclusive Red Wine and Dark Chocolate Pairing. The antioxidants found in red wine and dark chocolate are considered beneficial to heart health, so what better way to kick off the Ambassadors’ HeartStrong Campaign! HeartStrong provides smoking cessation programs, scales and pedometers to congestive heart failure patients, Automated External Defibrillators, CPR Kits and training, and supports the Mended Hearts program. Have fun and know in your heart that it’s all for a great cause!
KRCU's 4th Annual Valentine's Day Party
Friday, February 9. 2018
Isle Casino Cape Girardeau
The KRCU Valentine Party is an event held as a fundraiser for KRCU 90.9 FM and 88.9 FM.
The event (6:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.) includes a buffet dinner (salad, two entrees, two sides, and a dessert), open bar, music by Diamond Sound, a photo booth and more. Cocktail hour begins at 6:30 with dinner starting at 7 p.m. Dancing will start at 8 p.m. Tables reserved in advance will receive preferred seating on a first-come, first-served basis. An open bar is available from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Healthy Cooking Class
Monday, February 19, 2018
HealthPoint in Cape
“Citrus A-Peel.” This time of year, these nutrition powerhouses are in their prime. There are many ways, both cold and hot to enjoy this sweet and sour group of fruits that come in their own packaging. Come see what they offer for your table? Find Out More
Heart Saver CPR Certification Class
Thursday, February 15, 2018
HealthPoint in Jackson
This is an instructor-led course that teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, infant CPR, and how to relieve choking in adults, children, and infants. This course teaches skills with the American Heart Association’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills. Find Out More
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Southeast Missouri State University
We aren't just walking. We're Heartwalking! Thank you for joining nearly 1 million Americans at 305 events across the country to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Screening (FREE Screening)
A serious circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to limbs, usually the legs. This causes symptoms such as leg pain when walking.
PAD is also a potential sign of a more widespread accumulation of fatty deposits in the arteries called atherosclerosis. This condition may reduce blood flow to the heart and brain, as well as legs. PAD affects more than 18 million people, most over the age of 50. While serious, this disease is treatable.
The screening test is done on bare hands and feet, looking for pulses in each extremity. It will take approximately 30 minutes and you will leave with the test results and recommendation for follow-up, if needed, in your hands.
*Note: this test method does not apply to people with atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat.
Upcoming PAD Screenings:
- Stroke / Carotid Artery Test - Ultrasound of the carotid arteries visualizing the build-up of fatty plaque, the number one cause of stroke
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Test - Ultrasound testing for enlargement of the abdominal aorta
- Peripheral Arterial Disease Test - Testing for blockages in the legs
The cost for all three screenings is $110 or $50 for an individual screening. Osteoporosis screening is available for an additional $30. Limited number of vascular screenings available. Please call 1-800-800-5123 to register.
Heart Attack Symptoms can vary between women and men.
Research has proven that participants in cardiac rehab programs have 25% reduction in risk of recurrent heart attack and have a 20-30% reduction in all-cause mortality rates. Find out more about Southeast Cardiac Rehab.
In 2015, an estimated 15.1% (36.5 million) U.S. adults were considered cigarette smokers
Find out what your risk for Heart Disease is by completing a HealthRisk Assessment
Heart Disease is the No. 1 leading cause of death in our region.
If you’re a one-pack-a-day smoker in Missouri, you inhaled a whopping $1,598 last year.
Did you know your heart beats more than 36 million times a year?
Take care of your gums…brush and floss to help reduce your risk of heart disease
Smoking is the No. 1 preventable cause of heart disease
Dance, dance, dance! Dancing raises your heart rate and gets your lungs pumping.
Did you know that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women?
Find out what happens when you’ve put out your last cigarette!
Nuts! Almonds, walnuts, pecans and other tree nuts are loaded with heart healthy fats, protein and fiber and can help reduce your risk of heart disease. Just don’t go nuts…enjoy in moderation.
Southeast Hospital introduced open heart surgery to downstate Missouri in 1984.
LOL! And not just on Facebook posts. Research suggests laughing out loud lowers stress hormones and raises levels of HDL, your “good” cholesterol.
Dark chocolate in moderation is sweetness for you and your heart and can help lower blood pressure.
Busy hands, happy hands…engaging in activities like knitting, working jigsaw puzzles or scrapbooking can help take the bite out of stressful days.
Spouses and partners of smokers have a high risk of heart disease. Call 573-331-6369 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time to talk with a tobacco cessation coach about creating a plan to help you quit.