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Monmouth Medical Center to Host HeartCaring® ‘Day of Dance’ at Monmouth Mall in Conjunction with American Heart Month

01/22/2016

Monmouth Medical Center will host the third annual ‘Day of Dance’ event at Eatontown’s Monmouth Mall to raise awareness of American Heart Month.

On Saturday, February 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monmouth Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, will present this free women’s health event featuring tai chi and zumba demonstrations as well as a special appearance by dancers from Long Branch High School, 107.1 The Breeze and Thunder 106.3 radio personalities, health screenings and information, giveaways and door prizes.

Special guests Assemblywoman Joann Downey, who represents the 11th district, and Eatontown Mayor Dennis Connelly will provide remarks.

A monthlong national observance, American Heart Month urges citizens to recognize the nationwide problem of heart and blood vessel diseases and support all essential programs required to solve the problem. Barnabas Health’s southern region hospitals, which in addition to Monmouth include Ocean County’s Community Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus are the region’s exclusive HeartCaring hospitals. HeartCaring is an innovative, comprehensive program that focuses on gender-disparities in cardiovascular care and on women as the primary healthcare consumer and decision maker.

“Our core commitment as HeartCaring hospitals is to build community and physician awareness around gender disparities in cardiovascular care and to improve detection and treatment of cardiovascular diseases for the women and families in our community,” says Frank J. Vozos, M.D., FACS, president and chief executive officer of Monmouth Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus.

Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. It is also one of the most preventable. Monmouth Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus and its fellow Barnabas Health Heart Centers are hosting a range of screening events, educational programs, nutritional and heart disease risk assessments, and family-focused programs at Barnabas Health hospitals and community-based centers. From infant CPR courses to cardiac physicians explaining the latest guidelines for preventing heart attack and stroke, to dance parties that encourage people of all ages to get moving, all the activities are designed to improve the heart health of New Jersey residents.

For a full calendar of Barnabas Health Heart Centers events, visit www.BarnabasHealth.org/heartcenters.

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