UCSF Fresno Focuses on Women at Free Heart Health Fair

FRESNO – According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer of women. The good news is that 80 percent of heart attacks and strokes can be prevented or treated if women know the risk factors, warning signs and what to do. Still, heart disease is just one of the health conditions that impact women.

UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program invites women to attend a free Heart Health Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 2 to 6:30 pm at the UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research, located at 155 North Fresno Street. Free parking will be available in the Community Regional Medical Center public parking lot #10 at Illinois and Fresno streets, with the entrance on

Howard. Overflow parking will be available at CRMC’s lot Q on the corner of R Street and

Mariposa. Shuttles will be available from both lots. Parking signs will be displayed around the campus.

Experts in cardiology, rheumatology (disorders such as arthritis and others involving the joints, muscles and ligaments), mental health and nutrition will discuss health conditions that impact women along with the associated warning signs. Tips for staying healthy also will be shared. Free, 30-minute health screenings, including blood pressure, height, weight, body mass index, cholesterol and glucose readings will be offered as well as nutrition and exercise consultations.

Faculty physicians at UCSF Fresno will speak to the following:

“Women and Heart Disease”

Teresa Daniele, MD Assistant Professor Medicine, UCSF

Director, Center for Women’s Cardiovascular Disease

“Autoimmune Conditions: A Risk for Heart Disease” Candice Yuvienco, MD Rheumatology

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF

Division Director of Rheumatology

“Mental Health, Hormones and the Heart”

Shawn Hersevoort, MD, MPH Psychiatry

Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF

For more details, please call (559) 499-6426. To register, please visit:  http://www.fresno.ucsf.edu/womensfair The Women’s Heart Health Fair is presented by UCSF Fresno, Community Regional Medical Center, American Heart Association and University Centers of Excellence.