Understanding Heart Disease and Prevention

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Pennsylvania. In this workshop, you will review the structures and functions of the heart and blood vessels so that you can begin to understand this disease. We will focus on individual as well as community prevention by identifying risk factors and offering suggestions for modifications. We will discuss examples of diseases of the heart and blood vessels as well as cover signs, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and prevention of such diseases. We will also use and analyze data to identify the impact of heart disease at local, state and national levels. Nursing, health educator (CHES) and social worker continuing education credits pending. This workshop is held in partnership with Pitt-Bradford’s Center for Rural Health Practice.

This seminar is being held Wednesday, May 23, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Coudersport office of the Potter County Education Council. The cost is $32 per participant. To register call UPB at (800) 872-1787.

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