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EPA Webinar: Air Pollution and Heart Disease: A Webinar for Healthcare Professionals
January 17, 2012, 3:14 pm
Filed under: News

Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Time: 3pm to 4:30pm Eastern Time
Please sign up and register at this link by January 23rd.
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/369808505
Speakers
Dr. Wayne Cascio, MD, FACC, FAHA, US EPA , Office of Research and Development
Sara Dubowsky Adar, Sc.D., M.H.S., U of Michigan, School of Public Health
Susan Stone, US EPA, Office of Air and Radiation
Background: Heart Disease is the number one killer for women, as well as for men. Unfortunately many women think of a heart attack as a problem for men, not them. Each year, approximately 400,000 American women die from Heart disease and more than 42 million women are currently living with some form of cardiovascular disease (heart disease). As a matter of fact, heart disease kills more women than the next seven causes of death combined.
You probably already know about healthy behaviors for the heart, such as, not smoking, being active, maintaining a healthy weight and diet.
Other important factors are your cholesterol levels, blood pressure and glucose levels. But are you familiar with the risk factor of unhealthy air and the invisible particle pollution that can harm your heart? Do you know where to find information about out the air quality in your community or zip code?
This webinar will discuss the importance of being aware of the environmental hazard of air pollution and its potential health impacts on the heart. If you are a healthcare provider, this webinar is for you. We also want to you to help us spread the word about heart disease and air quality by wearing a green heart this coming February when we wear red to raise awareness of heart disease in women and a green heart to remember to check the air quality index.
Copies of the powerpoint presentations will be sent out on Monday, January 23rd.
Fact Sheet: Environmental Hazards Weigh Heavy on the Heart:
http://www.epa.gov/aging/resources/factsheets/ehwhh/index.htm

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