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Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention

When Seconds Count - Learning how to control your risk for Stroke and Heart Disease

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Every part of your body, including your heart and brain, needs oxygen to work. Oxygen is carried in the blood. Blood vessels called arteries carry oxygen-rich blood throughout the body. Both heart attacks and strokes are due to problems in the arteries. The same factors that cause heart disease can make you more likely to have a stroke.

  • Heart attack. A heart attack is caused by blockage in an artery that carries blood to the heart muscle. If blood is blocked, that part of the heart muscle is damaged or dies.

  • Stroke. If an artery supplying the brain is blocked, a stroke may result. This is called an ischemic stroke. It is caused by a piece of plaque breaking loose from an artery (such as a carotid artery in the neck) or from the heart and lodging in the brain. A stroke caused by the rupture of a weakened blood vessel is called a hemorrhagic stroke.

Both heart attack and stroke are medical emergencies that can lead to serious health problems. They can even be fatal.  So how do you know if you're suffering a stroke or cardiac event?  

Lakeland Health offers three classes designed to help you understand how the heart functions, the warning signs for heart attack and stroke and how to control your risk:

  • Because Every Heart Matters - Early Heart Attack Care
  • My Heart 101
  • Stroke 101

Each class provides you with the most current information on the signs and treatment for heart attack and stroke, and how you can actively take steps to to decrease your risk.  

Can't find an upcoming date for any of these classes below?  Contact Population Health at (269) 556-2808 or toll-free, (866) 260-7544, for details.

 



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Bones in Balance Feb 19, 2019 09:00 AM - 07:30 PM Add to Calendar
Location: Center for Outpatient Services 3900 Hollywood Road St. Joseph Michigan
Fee: $25.00

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Walking Groups Feb 19, 2019 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Add to Calendar
Location: Bethel Baptist Church 06701 Blue Star Hwy. South Haven MI

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Location: Caring Circle 4025 Health Park Lane St. Joseph MI

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Tai Chi for Health Feb 19, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Add to Calendar
Location: Marie Yeager Cancer Center Kinney and Ward Conference Rooms 3900 Hollywood Road St. joseph MI

This free class meets every Tuesday and is led by a certified Tai Chi instructor.

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Good Grief Feb 19, 2019 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM Add to Calendar
Location: Caring Circle St. Joseph 4025 Health Park Lane St. Joseph Michigan

Good Grief covers topics such as why you feel the way you do; how to cope with loss, guilt and regret; and finding sense of peace.

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Blood Drive, Niles Feb 20, 2019 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM Add to Calendar
Location: Lakeland Hospital, Niles Lower Meeting Room 31 N. St. Joseph Avenue Niles Michigan

Patients at all hospitals of Lakeland Health benefit from community blood drives.

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Reduce Anxiety, Stress, and Pain with NADA and Healing Touch Feb 20, 2019 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM Add to Calendar
Location: Marie Yeager Cancer Center Upstairs Lobby 3900 Hollywood Road St. Joseph Michigan

Ear acupuncture sessions to help restore balance to the body.

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Shadow Steppers Feb 20, 2019 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM Add to Calendar
Location: Caring Circle, St. Joseph 4025 Health Park Lane St. Joseph MI

Facilitated by a Caring Circle Bereavement Coordinator, this group is open to any adults traveling through their grief journey.

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Walking Groups Feb 20, 2019 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM Add to Calendar
Location: F.C. Reed Middle School 10254 California Rd. Bridgman MI

Lace up your walking shoes! Join Caring Circle staff and friends for an adult walking group.

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