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Aspiring Women event in Houghton to raise awareness about heart attack, stroke

Free health screenings, healthy eating presentation, light brunch all on tap

Heart attacks strike Americans about once every 34 seconds, and most victims aren’t even aware they’re having one until it’s too late. Each year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke. It’s important to know how to spot the signs and symptoms so that you can act quickly. Seconds can make the difference between life and death.

All ladies are invited to learn about how to recognize the signs of a heart attack or stroke and how to help someone who may be having one at In Case of Emergency, another fun and informative Aspiring Women event. Aspirus Cardiologist Peter Vaitkevicius, MD, and Certified Physician Assistant Nicole Webb will talk about gender differences of heart attacks and how to handle these emergencies. This is a great starting point for discussing and creating a health and wellness plan with your physician.

In Case of Emergency takes place at 9 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, in the Memorial Union Ballroom at Michigan Tech. The morning begins with free, optional health screenings (blood pressure/sugar (fasting) and total body fat percentage) at 9; a healthy brunch/hot chocolate bar at 10; a healthy eating discussion at 10:30; and the presentation at 11. Advance registration is required to attend this free event. Reserve your spot by calling 337-6541.

Everyone receives a certificate for a free lipid panel to be used in Houghton at Aspirus Houghton Clinic or in Laurium at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital. Ladies are encouraged to wear red to be entered into a special drawing.

Ladies will also enjoy:

• Tasty appetizers
• Complimentary cocktail (regular and non-alcoholic beverages available)
• Aspiring Women gift
• Fun raffles

If you are unable to make it to this Aspiring Women event, Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital is hosting the same program on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the AmericInn in Silver City. The Aspiring Women program is designed to inspire health and wellness through educational and entertaining events for women. Membership is free and includes invitations to events and free e-newsletters. To join, or for more information, visit https://aspirus.shghealth.com/