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ASHLAND, Ky. – Women and men are different in almost everything, including heart health. But women don’t always realize how different their hearts are – or what their actual risk of developing heart disease is.  

A special heart month program – You’ve Gotta Have Heart – will address those differences and more. The program is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at the Roy Collier F. Community Center in Inez, Ky.

The event kicks off with a free healthy heart screening, sponsored by King’s Daughters and the Kentucky Heart Foundation. A heart healthy lunch, catered by Four Seasons Catering will follow. Cardiologist Lynn Preston, DO, will finish up the event with a special presentation on women and their hearts, beginning at 12:15 p.m.

The program is free to all interested women; RSVPs are required by 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 and can be made by calling 1-888-377-KDMC (5362). Seating is limited.

“Early detection is key to reducing the impact of heart disease,” Dr. Preston said, “When it comes to women and heart disease, knowledge is power.” 

The screening consists of blood sugar, total cholesterol, blood pressure and blood oxygen. 

KDMC is a locally controlled, not-for-profit, 465-bed regional referral center, offering comprehensive cardiac, vascular, medical, surgical, maternity, pediatric, rehabilitative, psychiatric, cancer, neurological, pain care, wound care and home care services. For additional information, visit us online at kdmc.com or call 1-888-377-KDMC (5362). 

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