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Advocate Condell offers free heart health lectures, screenings

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Advocate Condell Medical Center

Advocate Condell Medical Center is offering community education lectures and screenings on a wide range of heart health issues in February, which is American Heart Month.

All programs are free, but registration is required. Participants will interact with clinicians and receive information on hospital and other health services.

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The programs are:

Know Your Numbers screening

Monday, Feb. 11, 7-11 am, Gurnee Centre Club, 1405 Hunt Club Drive in Gurnee. Assess your current health "numbers" for blood pressure, HDL, LDL, triglycerides and total cholesterol, glucose, and BMI. Then, meet with our clinical staff to discuss your test results. Register by calling 800-323-8622. Code is SEKNOWNG5.

Pulmonary Hypertension: Signs, Symptoms and Treatments

Monday, Feb. 25, 6:30 pm, Advocate Condell Medical Center Conference Center, 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. If you have a case of fatigue you just cannot shake, you might want to talk to your physician about pulmonary hypertension. Pulmonary HTN can be difficult to diagnose, and treatment can be complex. Learn more about this condition, which most commonly affects women 21-40. Presented by Robert Johnson, MD, Board Certified in Cardiology. Register by calling 800-323-8622. Code is SEPULSIGN5.

Know Your Numbers screening

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 7-11 am, Advocate Condell Medical Center West Tower, 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Assess your current health "numbers" for blood pressure, HDL, LDL, triglycerides and total cholesterol, glucose, and BMI. Then, meet with our clinical staff to discuss your test results. Register by calling 800-323-8622. Code is SEKNOWNG5.

Take Steps to Better Health

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 6-7 pm at Victory Centre of Vernon Hills, 79 W. Phillip Road. Learn how taking more steps can improve your heart health. Presented by Denise Nagode, exercise physiologist. For Victory Centre residents as well as the community. Register by calling 847-549-6070.

Women's Heart Health

Thursday, Feb. 28, 6-7 pm at Oak Hill Supportive Living Community, 76 E. Rollins Road in Round Lake Beach. Women and men are not created equal when it comes to warning signs of heart trouble. Know what to look for and when to seek help, and learn about latest treatments. Presented by Roger Hecker, MD, AMG, Board Certified in Internal Medicine. For Oak Hill residents as well as the community. To register, call 847-201-1100.

About Advocate Condell Medical Center

Advocate Condell Medical Center is the leading provider of comprehensive medical and surgical services in Lake County, with state-of-the-art heart, neurosurgical, maternity and emergency services. Condell's emergency department is the only Level 1 Trauma Center in Lake County, Illinois. It also features the only dedicated pediatric emergency department in the county. Condell holds accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers for cardiac patients, and is accredited by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center. Advocate Condell is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best hospitals in the Chicago metro area for superior results in patient safety and health outcomes.

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