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University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center
Publish Date: 01/31/03
Media Contact: AHC Public Relations, (513) 558-4553
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UC Celebrates National Heart Failure Awareness Week

UC Medical Center physicians Lynne Wagoner, MD, and Harvey Hahn, MD, are teaming up with The University Hospital to celebrate National Heart Failure Awareness Week, Feb. 10-14, 2003.  Tables providing information about heart failure, its causes, treatment, device therapy, and self management practices will be set up outside The University Hospital cafeteria during lunch hours.  In addition to the lunch hour information tables, other events have been scheduled throughout the week.

Tuesday, Feb. 11-Heart Failure 101, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Vernon Manor Hotel
Free educational program for professionals caring for heart failure patients.  Registration required.  Call (513)-584-2001.

Tuesday, Feb. 11-Patient/Family Education, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Vernon Manor Hotel
Free to the public.  Registration required.  Call (513)-584-2001

Wednesday, Feb. 12-The Heart Failure Club Dinner, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Gregory Center
Free lecture for health care providers presented by Drs. Hahn and Wagoner of the UC Medical Center.  Registration required.  Call (513)-584-2001.

Thursday, Feb. 13-Culinary Sol, noon-1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Two heart healthy cooking classes will be offered.  Make reservations with Culinary Sol.  Call (513)-841-2665.

Friday, Feb. 14-Closing Ceremony, 1 p.m., The University Hospital Courtyard
Free to the public.

National Heart Failure Awareness Week is a part of a national campaign to inform the public about the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure.  For more information on the scheduled events, call (513)-584-2001.


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