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CINCINNATI - February is American Heart Month — a time of year when people evaluate the nationwide problem of heart and blood disease and are encouraged to check their own heart health, too. While the month is observed around the country, the Tri-State is offering a long list of events aimed at keeping the heart healthy and informing people about maintaining that health.

To get your blood pumping, here is a list of events in the area, but it doesn't have to end here! Send your American Heart Month events to webteam@wcpo.com or post them in the comment section below.

Friday, Feb. 1

Wear Red Event: Fairfield
Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital presents the Wear Red event, which runs from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. in the lobby of the hospital, located at 3000 Mack Road, Fairfield. Rosie Red will kick-off this fun and informative event, which is all about heart-healthy living. Wear something red and celebrate better heart health by visiting informational booths, enjoying healthy cooking demos and free healthy snacks, trying your luck with a raffle and scoring some great giveaways.

Wear Red Event: Mason
Mason Community Center invites you to show your support for heart disease research and education by wearing red in recognition of Go Red for Women. If you wear red to Mason Community Center at 6050 Mason-Montgomery Road, stop by one of the customer service desks to be entered in a drawing to win a gift card to Kroger.

Heart Rally: Kenwood
The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health hosts a Heart Rally in the west Atrium of the hospital from noon to 1:30 p.m. Interventional cardiologist and peripheral vascular disease specialist Jonathan A. Rapp, MD, will present information on heart health and a heart disease patient and survivor will share her story.

Cardiovascular Van: Wilder, Ky.
Using state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, the mobile unit can perform an array of on-site tests aimed at detecting all manner of risky healthy conditions. The van be will at Town and Country in Wilder, Ky., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Saturday, Feb. 2

Heart Matters: Erlanger, Ky.
The St. Elizabeth Cardio Vascular Mobile Health Unit will present a free brunch and education session to learn more about hear disease and preventative measure for a healthier heart. The session will be on Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the METS Center on 3816 Olympic Boulevard in Erlanger.

Cardiovascular Van: Erlanger, Ky.
Using state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, the mobile unit can perform an array of on-site tests aimed at detecting all manner of risky healthy conditions. The van be will at Heart Matters Brunch, METS Center in Erlanger, Ky., from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 5

Wellness by the Book: Crestview Hills, Ky.
St. Elizabeth Healthcare and Joseph Beth Booksellers have partnerned to bring you the speaker series that discusses hot topics surrounding health and wellness. On Tuesday, Feb. 5, the series will feature a guide to heart and vascular disease from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Joseph Beth Booksellers on 2785 Dixie Highway in Crestview Hills.

Cardiovascular Van: Crestview Hills, Ky.
Using state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, the mobile unit can perform an array of on-site tests aimed at detecting all manner of risky healthy conditions. The van be will at Joseph Beth Book in Crestview Hills, Ky., from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 6

Heart Healthy Nutrition Class: Crestview Hills, Ky.
A heart-healthy nutrition class will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holistic Health Center at 210 Thomas More Parkway in Crestview Hills. The class teaches about healthy food choices, healthy portions, how to cook and maintain optimal nutritional value of foods and more. For reservations, call (859) 301-5959.

Cardiovascular Van: Dry Ridge, Ky.
Using state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, the mobile unit can perform an array of on-site tests aimed at detecting all manner of risky healthy conditions. The van be will at Bank of Kentucky in Dry Ridge, Ky., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Thursday, Feb. 7

"Are You at Risk for Congestive Heart Failure?" Mt. Airy
The lecture runs from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in rooms ABCD at the hospital, located at 2446 Kipling Ave., Cincinnati, 45239. Dr. Lynne Wagoner, a cardiologist with Mercy Health - The Heart Institute, will discuss congestive heart failure and what you can do to prevent this chronic condition from altering your lifestyle. Call 95-MERCY (513-956-3729) to reserve seat.

Clermont Chamber of Commerce's Women's Heart Healthy Luncheon: Batavia
The event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mercy Health-Clermont Hospital located at 3000 Hospital Drive in Batavia.  Attendees will enjoy a heart-healthy lunch and the opportunity to network before hearing from keynote speaker Lynne Wagoner, MD, of Mercy Health - The Heart Institute. Registration is $15 for chamber members, $25 for non-members. To register, call (513) 576-5000.

Cardiovascular Van: Hebron, Ky.
Using state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, the mobile unit can perform an array of on-site tests aimed at detecting

all manner of risky healthy conditions. The van be will at the Kroger in Hebron, Ky., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Sunday, Feb. 10

Cooking with a Cardiologist: Blue Ash
Learn about the symptoms and treatments of heart failure with Santosh Menon, M.D. Also, see Chef Kim's demonstration of how to cook a low sodium meal. Seating is limited. RSVP for this FREE program by calling 513-585-1000. The event is at Garnish Catering, 9648 Kenwood Road in Blue Ash from noon until 1:30 p.m.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 12

Cardiovascular Van: Williamstown, Ky.
Using state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, the mobile unit can perform an array of on-site tests aimed at detecting all manner of risky healthy conditions. The van be will at St. Elizabeth Grant, Williamstown, Ky., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 13

Cardiovascular Van: Walton, Ky.
Using state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, the mobile unit can perform an array of on-site tests aimed at detecting all manner of risky healthy conditions. The van be will at the Walton Pharmacy, Walton, Ky., from 10 a.m. from 2 p.m.

 

Saturday, Feb. 16

A Taste of Health for Your Heart: Florence, Ky.
Remke bigg's and St. Elizabeth are sponsoring a free event at the Rempke Bigg's at 6920 Burlington Pike in Florence. The grocery store's chefs will cook up dishes for guests to sample while experts from the hospital offer tips on how to get healthy, manage stress and take care of your heart. To register, call (859) 301-6300.

Cardiology Updates: Cincinnati
Discover how cardiovascular disease can affect you from head to toe at the event at The Christ Hospital, 2139 Auburn Avenue from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Featured topics include heart rhythm, heart failure, acute coronary syndrome and vascular disease. Seating is limited. RSVP for this FREE program by calling 513-585-1000.

 

Monday, Feb. 18

Cardiovascular Van: Burlington, Ky.
Using state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, the mobile unit can perform an array of on-site tests aimed at detecting all manner of risky healthy conditions. The van be will at the Kroger in Burlington, Ky., from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 19

The Heart Affair for Women: Anderson
The event runs from 4-7 p.m. at The Anderson Center, located at 7850 Five Mile Road. Mercy Health will offer health screenings from 4-6 p.m. Then, attendees can learn more about women's heart health from a leading cardiologist, heart surgeon and an emergency room physician.

Cardiovascular Van: Florence, Ky.
Using state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, the mobile unit can perform an array of on-site tests aimed at detecting all manner of risky healthy conditions. The van be will at St. Elizabeth Florence from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Mercy Women's 2013 Heart Affair for Women: Cincinnati, Ohio
The Heart Affair for Women educates females about the cause of heart disease and offers preventative strategies. Featured speaker, Mercy Health Physician Rajinder P. Singh, MD, will address heart health challenges unique to women. The event takes place at the Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. Tickets are $10.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 20

Cardiovascular Van: Hidden Valley, Ind.
Using state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, the mobile unit can perform an array of on-site tests aimed at detecting all manner of risky healthy conditions. The van be will at St. Elizabeth Physicians in Hidden Valley, Ind., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Thursday, Feb. 21

"Chest Pains: Indigestion or a Heart Attack?" at Mercy Health - Western Hills
A lecture runs from 6-7 p.m. in rooms A&B at Mercy Health - Western Hills HealthPlex, located at 3131 Queen City Avenue. Abhijit Desai, MD, a cardiologist with Mercy Health - The Heart Institute, will discuss the cause of chest pains and teach attendees what to do when they have them. Seating is limited. Call 95-MERCY (513-956-3729) to reserve your seat.

Cardiovascular Van: Edgewood, Ky.
Using state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, the mobile unit can perform an array of on-site tests aimed at detecting all manner of risky healthy conditions. The van be will at St. Elizabeth Edgewood from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Friday, Feb. 22

Cardiovascular Van: Covington, Ky.
Using state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, the mobile unit can perform an array of on-site tests aimed at detecting all manner of risky healthy conditions. The van be will at St. Elizabeth Covington from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Saturday, Feb. 23

2013 Cincinnati Heart Ball: Cincinnati
The Heart Ball, hosted by the Cincinnati chapter of the American Heart Association, is an event where community members, medical professionals and corporate leaders come together to celebrate the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association. The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 23 at the Duke Energy Center, has a gourmet dinner, silent auction and entertainment. For more information, tickets or for sponsorship opportunities, visit www.heart.org/cincinnatiohheartball .

Cardiovascular Van: Butler, Ky.
Using state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, the mobile unit can perform an array of on-site tests

CINCINNATI - February is American Heart Month — a time of year when people evaluate the nationwide problem of heart and blood disease and are encouraged to check their own heart health, too. While the month is observed around the country, the Tri-State is offering a long list of events aimed at keeping the heart healthy and informing people about maintaining that health.

To get your blood pumping, here is a list of events in the area, but it doesn't have to end here! Send your American Heart Month events to webteam@wcpo.com or post them in the comment section below.

Friday, Feb. 1

Wear Red Event: Fairfield
Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital presents the Wear Red event, which runs from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. in the lobby of the hospital, located at 3000 Mack Road, Fairfield. Rosie Red will kick-off this fun and informative event, which is all about heart-healthy living. Wear something red and celebrate better heart health by visiting informational booths, enjoying healthy cooking demos and free healthy snacks, trying your luck with a raffle and scoring some great giveaways.

Wear Red Event: Mason
Mason Community Center invites you to show your support for heart disease research and education by wearing red in recognition of Go Red for Women. If you wear red to Mason Community Center at 6050 Mason-Montgomery Road, stop by one of the customer service desks to be entered in a drawing to win a gift card to Kroger.

Heart Rally: Kenwood
The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health hosts a Heart Rally in the west Atrium of the hospital from noon to 1:30 p.m. Interventional cardiologist and peripheral vascular disease specialist Jonathan A. Rapp, MD, will present information on heart health and a heart disease patient and survivor will share her story.

Cardiovascular Van: Wilder, Ky.
Using state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, the mobile unit can perform an array of on-site tests aimed at detecting all manner of risky healthy conditions. The van be will at Town and Country in Wilder, Ky., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Saturday, Feb. 2

Heart Matters: Erlanger, Ky.
The St. Elizabeth Cardio Vascular Mobile Health Unit will present a free brunch and education session to learn more about hear disease and preventative measure for a healthier heart. The session will be on Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the METS Center on 3816 Olympic Boulevard in Erlanger.

Cardiovascular Van: Erlanger, Ky.
Using state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, the mobile unit can perform an array of on-site tests aimed at detecting all manner of risky healthy conditions. The van be will at Heart Matters Brunch, METS Center in Erlanger, Ky., from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 5

Wellness by the Book: Crestview Hills, Ky.
St. Elizabeth Healthcare and Joseph Beth Booksellers have partnerned to bring you the speaker series that discusses hot topics surrounding health and wellness. On Tuesday, Feb. 5, the series will feature a guide to heart and vascular disease from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Joseph Beth Booksellers on 2785 Dixie Highway in Crestview Hills.

Cardiovascular Van: Crestview Hills, Ky.
Using state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, the mobile unit can perform an array of on-site tests aimed at detecting all manner of risky healthy conditions. The van be will at Joseph Beth Book in Crestview Hills, Ky., from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 6

Heart Healthy Nutrition Class: Crestview Hills, Ky.
A heart-healthy nutrition class will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holistic Health Center at 210 Thomas More Parkway in Crestview Hills. The class teaches about healthy food choices, healthy portions, how to cook and maintain optimal nutritional value of foods and more. For reservations, call (859) 301-5959.

Cardiovascular Van: Dry Ridge, Ky.
Using state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, the mobile unit can perform an array of on-site tests aimed at detecting all manner of risky healthy conditions. The van be will at Bank of Kentucky in Dry Ridge, Ky., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Thursday, Feb. 7

"Are You at Risk for Congestive Heart Failure?" Mt. Airy
The lecture runs from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in rooms ABCD at the hospital, located at 2446 Kipling Ave., Cincinnati, 45239. Dr. Lynne Wagoner, a cardiologist with Mercy Health - The Heart Institute, will discuss congestive heart failure and what you can do to prevent this chronic condition from altering your lifestyle. Call 95-MERCY (513-956-3729) to reserve seat.

Clermont Chamber of Commerce's Women's Heart Healthy Luncheon: Batavia
The event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mercy Health-Clermont Hospital located at 3000 Hospital Drive in Batavia.  Attendees will enjoy a heart-healthy lunch and the opportunity to network before hearing from keynote speaker Lynne Wagoner, MD, of Mercy Health - The Heart Institute. Registration is $15 for chamber members, $25 for non-members. To register, call (513) 576-5000.

Cardiovascular Van: Hebron, Ky.
Using state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, the mobile unit can perform an array of on-site tests aimed at detecting

all manner of risky healthy conditions. The van be will at the Kroger in Hebron, Ky., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Sunday, Feb. 10

Cooking with a Cardiologist: Blue Ash
Learn about the symptoms and treatments of heart failure with Santosh Menon, M.D. Also, see Chef Kim's demonstration of how to cook a low sodium meal. Seating is limited. RSVP for this FREE program by calling 513-585-1000. The event is at Garnish Catering, 9648 Kenwood Road in Blue Ash from noon until 1:30 p.m.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 12

Cardiovascular Van: Williamstown, Ky.
Using state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, the mobile unit can perform an array of on-site tests aimed at detecting all manner of risky healthy conditions. The van be will at St. Elizabeth Grant, Williamstown, Ky., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 13

Cardiovascular Van: Walton, Ky.
Using state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, the mobile unit can perform an array of on-site tests aimed at detecting all manner of risky healthy conditions. The van be will at the Walton Pharmacy, Walton, Ky., from 10 a.m. from 2 p.m.

 

Saturday, Feb. 16

A Taste of Health for Your Heart: Florence, Ky.
Remke bigg's and St. Elizabeth are sponsoring a free event at the Rempke Bigg's at 6920 Burlington Pike in Florence. The grocery store's chefs will cook up dishes for guests to sample while experts from the hospital offer tips on how to get healthy, manage stress and take care of your heart. To register, call (859) 301-6300.

Cardiology Updates: Cincinnati
Discover how cardiovascular disease can affect you from head to toe at the event at The Christ Hospital, 2139 Auburn Avenue from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Featured topics include heart rhythm, heart failure, acute coronary syndrome and vascular disease. Seating is limited. RSVP for this FREE program by calling 513-585-1000.

 

Monday, Feb. 18

Cardiovascular Van: Burlington, Ky.
Using state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, the mobile unit can perform an array of on-site tests aimed at detecting all manner of risky healthy conditions. The van be will at the Kroger in Burlington, Ky., from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 19

The Heart Affair for Women: Anderson
The event runs from 4-7 p.m. at The Anderson Center, located at 7850 Five Mile Road. Mercy Health will offer health screenings from 4-6 p.m. Then, attendees can learn more about women's heart health from a leading cardiologist, heart surgeon and an emergency room physician.

Cardiovascular Van: Florence, Ky.
Using state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, the mobile unit can perform an array of on-site tests aimed at detecting all manner of risky healthy conditions. The van be will at St. Elizabeth Florence from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Mercy Women's 2013 Heart Affair for Women: Cincinnati, Ohio
The Heart Affair for Women educates females about the cause of heart disease and offers preventative strategies. Featured speaker, Mercy Health Physician Rajinder P. Singh, MD, will address heart health challenges unique to women. The event takes place at the Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. Tickets are $10.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 20

Cardiovascular Van: Hidden Valley, Ind.
Using state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, the mobile unit can perform an array of on-site tests aimed at detecting all manner of risky healthy conditions. The van be will at St. Elizabeth Physicians in Hidden Valley, Ind., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Thursday, Feb. 21

"Chest Pains: Indigestion or a Heart Attack?" at Mercy Health - Western Hills
A lecture runs from 6-7 p.m. in rooms A&B at Mercy Health - Western Hills HealthPlex, located at 3131 Queen City Avenue. Abhijit Desai, MD, a cardiologist with Mercy Health - The Heart Institute, will discuss the cause of chest pains and teach attendees what to do when they have them. Seating is limited. Call 95-MERCY (513-956-3729) to reserve your seat.

Cardiovascular Van: Edgewood, Ky.
Using state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, the mobile unit can perform an array of on-site tests aimed at detecting all manner of risky healthy conditions. The van be will at St. Elizabeth Edgewood from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Friday, Feb. 22

Cardiovascular Van: Covington, Ky.
Using state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, the mobile unit can perform an array of on-site tests aimed at detecting all manner of risky healthy conditions. The van be will at St. Elizabeth Covington from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Saturday, Feb. 23

2013 Cincinnati Heart Ball: Cincinnati
The Heart Ball, hosted by the Cincinnati chapter of the American Heart Association, is an event where community members, medical professionals and corporate leaders come together to celebrate the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association. The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 23 at the Duke Energy Center, has a gourmet dinner, silent auction and entertainment. For more information, tickets or for sponsorship opportunities, visit www.heart.org/cincinnatiohheartball .

Cardiovascular Van: Butler, Ky.
Using state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, the mobile unit can perform an array of on-site tests

Mercy Health - The Heart Institute and HealthFair are teaming up to deliver affordable and convenient mobile heart screenings throughout Cincinnati in March. 

You can find the most up-to-date list of screenings, locations and times at www.MercyHealthFair.com or call 1-866-819-0127. Space is limited. Please call or go online to schedule your appointment.

March 1 Kroger: 12164 Lebanon Road, Cincinnati

March 2 Church of the Savior: 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati

March 22 Mercy Health – Mt. Airy Hospital: 446 Kipling Ave., Cincinnati AND Fitworks: 5840 Cheviot Road, Cincinnati

March 23 Kroger: 4500 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati AND Kroger: 7580 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati

March 27 Mercy Health – Western Hills Hospital: 3131 Queen City Ave., Cincinnati

March 29 Kroger: 5210 State Road 741, Mason

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