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GCU Presents Second Lecture in Healthy Heart Series for American Heart Month

Lecture Addresses Connection between Diabetes and Heart Disease

Lakewood, N.J., Jan. 21, 2011—Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 causes of death and disability among people with type 2 diabetes. So how can one prevent or manage a diabetes diagnosis to avoid these outcomes? On Friday, February 11, Georgian Court University answers these questions and more during “Diabetes and Heart Disease,” the second lecture in the four-part Healthy Heart Series sponsored by the Meridian CardioVascular Network.

Join Loretta Ninivaggi, nurse practitioner at Jersey Shore Medical Center, to learn what diabetes is, understand the connection to heart disease, find strategies to reduce your risk, or learn how to live with the disease if you’ve been diagnosed. Discussions will include diabetes; pre-diabetes; metabolic syndrome and its connection to heart disease; the correlations between diabetes, heart disease, and stroke; heart and blood vessel diseases; risk factors; treatment; and diet, nutrition, exercise, and behavior changes.

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:

  • Women and Heart Disease, Friday, February 4, 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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