Salem Health is celebrating American Heart Month this February by offering free community activities and other heart health-related events. The Salem Health Foundation is sponsoring many of the events.
Wear Red Day — Friday, Feb. 7
Join Salem Health in brightening the hospital and the community by wearing
red to kick off American Heart Month and promote heart health!
Mended Hearts and free health screenings — Feb.
Screenings are from 6:30 to 10 a.m. in the Salem Health Community Health
Education Center at Salem Hospital to measure cholesterol, blood sugar, blood
pressure, height and weight. Staff will help you understand results. Meet
members of the Mended
Hearts support group from 8 to 10 a.m. while getting your free health
Please call 503-814-2432 to reserve a 15-minute appointment. Remember to
fast for 12 hours before the cholesterol test!
Talk with a Doc: Living healthy with gadgets — Thursday, Feb. 13,
noon to 1 p.m.
Kaiser Permanente cardiologist Priya Kansal, MD, will share the latest
advancements on leading a heart-healthy lifestyle — and how fitness gadgets
help! Salem Hospital, Building D, first floor, Creekside Overflow.
KYKN radio tips (all at 12:45 p.m.)
Feb. 3: Gabe Gaertner will share how some patients are able
to stop taking blood thinners with the WATCHMAN
Feb. 6: Andy Walker, cardiac nurse navigator, will explain
Feb. 21: Dan Voy will share his journey after quintuple
bypass and how the Mended Hearts support group made a difference.
Heart-healthy meal planning — Wednesday, Feb. 19 and 26, 6 to 8 p.m.
Learn and sample several recipes to satisfy your appetite while protecting
your heart. Come hungry and ready to learn with Chef Andre Uribe. Fee is $15.
Register online at www.salemhealth.org/chec
or call 503-814-2432.
Let’s give back during heart month
Many open-heart surgeries depend on donated blood — so let’s also celebrate
heart month by giving back. Schedule to donate at www.redcrossblood.org
or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
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comprises hospitals in Salem and Dallas, a medical group of primary and
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