Community Gets Lessons in Heart Health
February is heart month and today Eisenhower Medical Center educated hundreds of residents on the importance of keeping a heart-healthy life. Video by kmir6.comvideo
RANCHO MIRAGE- February is heart month and on Saturday Eisenhower Medical Center educated hundreds of residents on the importance of keeping a heart-healthy lifestyle.
"They can make a bigger change through diet and lifestyle than they can with any medication," said Gynacoligist Lisa Lindley.
At Eisenhower's 10th annual Community Heart Conference, hundreds of residents heard free lectures on signs and symptoms of heart disease, and learned simple tips to keep up heart health.
"There's been an over emphasis on avoiding fats which have been replaced by starches, a lot of empty calories, and those simple starches are driving weight gain to the determent of overall health," said Cardiologist Andrew Frutkin.
Heart attacks are commonly associated with men, but heart disease is actually the number one killer among women. Experts say women with heart disease might not feel chest pains. Instead they may feel confusion, nausea and fatigue.
Jessica Flores, KMIR6 News.