Get Your Raffle Tickets to Support Go Red for Women

More than 50 baskets are available to win in support of Go Red for Women – the national movement to raise awareness about women and heart health and to raise funds to support the American Heart Association. Tickets are one for $1 or six for $5. The drawing will take place on Friday, February 1, 1:30 pm, University Campus. See photos of the baskets. Buy your raffle tickets this week at the locations below.

  • 100 Front Street – Monday, Wednesday and Friday, second floor common area near the kitchen – 11: 30 am to 1 pm; Tuesday and Thursday, first floor common area near the kitchen – 11:30 am to 1 pm
  • Memorial Campus Cafeteria – 11:30 am to 1 pm
  • Hahnemann Campus Cafeteria – 11:30 am to 1 pm
  • University Campus Cafeteria – 11:30 am to 1 pm

Show Your Support: Go Red for Women

February is National Heart Month, and we are celebrating Go Red for Women – a national movement to raise awareness about women and heart health and to raise funds to support the American Heart Association – throughout our system. Here’s how you can take part:

Register Today to Join Our Evening of Heart Health Education

Join us on Tuesday, May 1 at the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester for an evening of free heart health education programs presented by expert physicians from our Medical Center. From 5:30 to 6:30 pm, learn about peripheral artery disease from vascular surgeon Dejah Judelson, MD. From 7 to 8 pm, learn about getting off coumadin from electrophysiologist Kevin Floyd, MD, MS, and cardiologist Bryon Gentile, MD. Registration is required. Register online or call 855-UMASS-MD (855-862-7763) to register for one or both programs. Light refreshments will be provided and parking is free.

Health Watch: Dash of Advice about Salt and Heart Health

How does sodium increase blood pressure? How much is too much when it comes to salt? What are some ways people can lower the amount of sodium they consume? Medical Center cardiologist, Theo Meyer, MD, director, Heart Failure Wellness Program, answers these questions and more. Watch the Health Watch segment, below, to find out more about sodium and your diet.

Get Ready for Go Red Festivities This Week!

Throughout our system, we are celebrating Go Red for Women, a national movement to raise awareness about women and heart health and to raise funds to support the American Heart Association. Here’s how you can take part:

  • Wear Red Day: Friday, February 2. Post pictures on our facebook page.
  • Visit the University, Memorial and Hahnemann campus cafeterias on Friday, February 2, for heart healthy menu options.
  • Raffle baskets: Win any of our baskets to raise money for the American Heart Association. Stay tuned for details on how to buy tickets.
  • Join the Go Red movement. Print poster for your area.
  • Learn tips and more on heart health.

Rise to the Challenge: Join a myHealth Matters Summer Activity!

The myHealth Matters website is the best place to get serious about your health with fun, engaging activities. On September 24, summer challenges wrap up in time for our fall program, so be sure to log your points if you’re a benefits-eligible employee. Try “Go Somewhere Wild” to reduce stress with a summer daytrip or simply unplug and enjoy “Tech-free Meals” with loved ones. To be more responsible with your expenses, try the “Check Your Spending Leaks” to save money. In addition to completing these great challenges, stay tuned for more exciting activities coming this fall!

Fighting Fatigue? Visit myHealth Matters to Get an Energy Boost!

taste-of-cardio.jpgIt’s a busy time for UMass Memorial Health Care caregivers. If you’re finding yourself low on energy, visit the myHealth Matters website for a much-needed boost. Log on with your smartphone or computer to access healthy activities like the “A Taste of Cardio” challenge, which promotes heart healthy workout sessions. Eating healthy foods keeps us alert, so complete the “NutriSavings Shopping Challenge” to get rewarded for healthy eating habits. Try “8,000 Steps a Day” to maintain a healthy weight with longer walks. You’ll find yourself more energized after a short bout of cardio, a long walk or eating healthier meals. It’s that simple! Learn more.

Why You Should Subscribe to On the Beat e-Newsletter

on-the-beat-masthead_winter_2017Our heart and vascular team recently released the latest On the Beat e-newsletter offering heart healthy features and tips. In order to engage our consumers and widen our effort to keep hearts healthy and well, On the Beat offers videos, recipes news and more. In the recent issue, learn about our the fight for women’s heart disease, our heart health board on Pinterest, and the moving story of a 14-year-old patient who is thankful to be alive after a Christmas Even car accident that left him with a tear in his aorta. Subscribe to On the Beat today and receive it every other month in your inbox. On the Beat is produced by the Marketing and Communications Department. To subscribe to other e-newsletters, visit our website.

Trivia Tuesday: Test Your Heart Health Knowledge on Facebook!

BEST (2)This week we are mixing things up with some heart health related trivia. Fact or fiction? The symptoms of a heart attack are the same for men and women? Visit the Medical Center’s Facebook page to post your answer. Two prize winners will be selected at random from all participants. The answer and this week’s prize winners will be announced at 3 pm Thursday, August 13, in the comments below the post. Good luck!

Fall Seminar Series Kicks Off this Month

Email_top_bannerMake the decision to get healthy this fall. Register now for one of our free fall health seminars focused on heart and vascular health and joint and orthopedic health. Topics include new trends in arthritis treatment, how diabetic patients or those with peripheral arterial disease can prevent limb loss, solutions for back and shoulder pain, and exercise and heart disease. Register online or call 888-358-6277. Space is limited and registration is required. Refreshments will be served.