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UCLA offers free women’s heart health seminar

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Women interested in heart health can attend a free seminar at UCLA Health System on May 21. Experts will address common issues regarding women’s heart health such as: Can stress kill me? Can vitamins mend a broken heart? Is exercise ever dangerous? What are triglycerides and how important are they? The seminar will feature women involved in heart health, including cardiologists, social scientists, and heart patients. In addition to addressing common questions about women’s heart health, individual women’s experiences, and leading research in the field will be covered. The event is sponsored by The Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Health Program at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in association with RAND Corporation.

The following experts will be present:

Chloe E. Bird, Ph.D: Senior Social Scientist, RAND Corporation

Marcella Calfon Press, MD, PhD: Clinical Faculty, Interventional Cardiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Tamara B. Horwich, MD, MS: Associate Professor of Medicine /Cardiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD: Professor of Medicine/Cardiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Director, The UCLA Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Health Program

Alisa Becket: WomenHeart Board of Directors, WomenHeart West LA Co-Founder

Amanda Daniels: Heart Coach, Advocate, WomenHeart West LA Co-Founder

The event will take place on Wednesday, May 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Fowler Museum at UCLA, North Campus of UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095. UCLA request that interested women should RSVP by May 16. For additional information, parking instructions, and to RSVP please call (310) 206-0500 or email: hsdevents@support.ucla.edu

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