On November 11, 2014, the Women’s Heart Initiative hosted The delicious side of heart healthy, where attendees learned how to live a heart-healthy lifestyle without sacrificing fun. The Women’s Heart Initiative is Lankenau Heart Institute’s unique women’s heart program. The program engaged more than 225 women to take charge and learn about living a heart healthy lifestyle.
Janet Bond Brill, PhD, a nationally-recognized cardiovascular nutritionist, health and fitness expert and published author, spoke to attendees about ways to balance a heart-healthy diet with the foods they want to eat. The Food Network’s Katie Cavuto, MS, RD and was also on hand with a healthy cooking demonstration. The program included sessions on the importance of vitamins for women’s heart health presented by Lisa Beth Freedman, MD, a show and tell of the daVinci Surgical System by Lankenau’s Chief of Cardiac Surgery Francis Sutter, DO, a demonstration by the skin care experts Aveeno and Neutrogena on keeping your skin looking young and healthy and blood pressure and body mass index health screenings. A panel discussion rounded out the program and featured MLH Cardiologist Andrea Becker, MD; Gynecologist Beverly Vaughn, MD; Endocrinologist Meg Ryan, MD; and Dermatologist Michele Ziskind, MD.
Attendees were overwhelmingly positive about the evening’s activities: “I wanted to express how terrific the program was last night. The food was wonderful and the panel was excellent.” “This event demonstrates Main Line Health’s commitment to keeping our community healthy.” “My guest was quite impressed with her first visit to Lankenau, with expert doctors on hand to answer questions. The community is very fortunate to have this available.”
The recipes shared by Dr. Janet Bond Brill and Katie Cavuto are available online in the recipes section of the Well Ahead Community.
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About Main Line Health
Founded in 1985,Main Line Health is a not-for-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. Main Line Health’s commitment—to deliver advanced medicine to treat and cure disease while also playing an important role in prevention and disease management as well as training physicians and other health care providers—reflects our intent to keep our community and ourselves well ahead. A team of more than 10,000 employees and 2,000 physicians care for patients throughout the Main Line Health system.
At Main Line Health’s core are four of the region’s most respected acute care hospitals—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital—as well as one of the nation’s recognized facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital.
Main Line Health also includes Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery; Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice, which includes skilled home health care, hospice and home infusion services; Main Line Health Centers, primary and specialty care, lab and radiology, and other outpatient services located in Broomall, Collegeville, Concordville, Exton, King of Prussia and Newtown Square; Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, a biomedical research organization; and Main Line HealthCare,one of the region’s largest multispecialty physician networks.
Main Line Health is the recipient of numerous awards for quality care and service, including System Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest distinction for nursing excellence and the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) Excellence Award. Main Line Health is committed to creating an environment of diversity, respect and inclusion and has proudly embraced the American Hospital Association’s #123forEquity Pledge to Act to eliminate disparities in care. We are dedicated to advancing patient-centered care, education and research to help our community stay healthy.
About Lankenau Heart Institute
The Lankenau Heart Institute is Main Line Health’s premier, comprehensive cardiovascular medicine and surgery program. The Lankenau Heart Institute brings together the clinical expertise of all four Main Line Health acute care hospitals and community cardiology practices to ensure that patients receive a level of quality, service, and experience that is unprecedented in the region. Through the system-wide coordination of services, the Lankenau Heart Institute delivers preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic, and rehabilitative cardiovascular services at each of our locations including Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital.
Lankenau Heart Institute continues to be a pioneer in the use of beating-heart techniques and robotic-assisted procedures for coronary artery revascularization, minimally invasive and transcatheter approaches for valve repair and replacement, and complex aortic surgeries. With our growing experience and focus on minimally invasive techniques, Lankenau Heart Institute has expanded participation in clinical trials year over year. Our physicians are frequently invited to participate in clinical/medical device trials, many of these designed to facilitate minimally invasive procedures/approaches.
With a collaborative team of expert consultative cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and specially trained nurses and technologists, the Lankenau Heart Institute is dedicated to managing and treating patients with heart failure, aortic disease, coronary and peripheral vascular disease, heart rhythm disorders and valve disease. Our team of cardiologists and cardiac specialists provide patients and their families with expert cardiac care, close to home.