UAB Medicine

January 27, 2013

Heart Month 2013 Events

Heart Month Brown Bag Series
In honor of Heart Month, join us for a Brown-Bag Series at UAB Heart & Vascular Clinic at Acton Road. You will be introduced to our cardiologists Drs. Gertler and Changlani. Nurse practitioner Jody Gilchrist will be the featured speaker for the events. Topics include:

January 30: Understanding Cholesterol
February 6: Understanding Fat
February 13: Facts About Fiber
February 20: Reading Food Labels
February 27: Eating Out
March 6: Weight Control Basics

Speaker:  Jody Gilchrist, NP  
: Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

UAB Heart & Vascular Clinic at Acton Road  
3rd Floor Conference Room 
2145 Bonner Way
Birmingham, AL 35243 
Registration Information: To register, call 978-4300 or email

Wear Red Day
Wear red in support of the fight against heart disease in women!

Date: Friday, February 1, 2013

UAB Heart and Vascular Services Heart Month Information Table
Distribution of heart healthy educational materials and giveaways* at UAB Hospital!

Dates: Tuesday and Wednesday February 12 and 13, 2013
Time: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: North Pavilion, 2nd Floor by elevators

Educational Events and Blood Pressure Screenings
UAB Wellness & UAB Heart & Vascular Services will be offering free blood pressure screenings & heart healthy information every Thursday in February.

Date: Every Thursday in February. See specific dates and events below
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: North Pavilion, 2nd Floor by elevators

February 7
Get Moving!
   - Stop by and discuss exercise plans and walking trails, and pick up a pair of new athletic socks*.

February 14
Get Educated!
February 14 -  Come visit with our team to learn the risks and health behaviors associated with hypertension and hearth health, and pick up your new tumbler coffee mug*.

February 21
Get Life’s Simple 7!
Visit with our team to learn the American Heart Association's "7 Simple Steps to Live Better" and receive your new red backpack*.  

Follow that Couch - The American Heart Association Birmingham office will bring its Red Couch to UAB Hospital for the February 21 event. The Red Couch is a chance for people to sit and share their story on how heart disease has affected their life. Learn more about the Red Couch Campaign »

February 28
Heart Health Cooking Demonstration
Stop by our table for a quick sample of some heart-healthy dishes and receive printed copies of the recipes. Featuring UAB Hospital's Chef Doug Allen and UAB interventional cardiologist Mark Sasse, MD

*Supplies of giveaway items at education events are limited