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Georgian Court Presents Healthy Heart Series for American Heart Month

First Session “Women and Heart Disease” Offered during Women’s Heart Week

Lakewood, N.J., Jan. 19, 2011—Only 55 percent of women realize that heart disease ranks as their No.1 killer, and less than half know what are considered healthy levels for cardiovascular risk factors like blood pressure and cholesterol. On Friday, February 4, Georgian Court University addresses these critical issues and others during “Women and Heart Disease,” the first lecture in the four-part Healthy Heart Series sponsored by the Meridian CardioVascular Network.

Led by Scott Eisenberg, D.O., a board-certified cardiologist at Jersey Shore Medical Center, the “Women and Heart Disease” lecture is designed to help young adult and older women learn the basics about heart disease, identify risk factors, and implement prevention strategies. Discussions will center on heart disease and heart attacks, signs and symptoms, risk factors, family history, and risk assessment.

The two-hour event begins at 10:00 a.m. and will take place in the Mansion on GCU’s historic Lakewood campus. Reservations are required for this lecture and upcoming topics in the four-part series; please contact GCU’s Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732.987.2263 or The lectures are $5 per person for the general public, and free to GCU students and McAuley Institute for Lifelong Learning members with ID.

Upcoming lectures in the Healthy Heart Series include:

  • Diabetes and Heart Disease, Friday, February 11, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon, The Mansion
  • Women Living with Heart Disease, Friday, February 18, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon, The Mansion
  • Stress Management for Women, Tuesday, March 1, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon, The Mansion

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves nearly 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at One Woodbridge Center in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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