Coronary artery disease prevention with heart-healthy living is February’s topic for Medical Monday
Jan. 31, 2024 -- Wear red and join Reid Health's celebration of American Heart Month for February's Medical Monday and Thriving Thursday. The topic for the free events will focus on coronary artery disease, the leading cause of death in the United States for men and women.
Red is in support
of American Heart Month, which aims to raise awareness of coronary heart
disease and actions for a heart-healthy life. The national Wear Red Day on Feb.
2 coordinates with the monthlong effort.
for Medical Monday is Sean Malarkey, DO, Reid Health Vascular Surgeon, while Missy
Griffin, Nurse Practitioner with Richmond Cardiology Associates - Connersville,
will speak at Thriving Thursday.
Griffin will share how to prevent coronary artery disease. The presentations
will describe the disease, risks, symptoms, treatment, and prevention tips with
an emphasis on living a heart-healthy life.
Medical Monday's "Community Benefit Spotlight," guests from Oak Park Church
will share about their organization. The spotlight is a 10-minute segment that focuses
on a Reid Health Community Benefit grant recipient and the impact the funding
has on improving health within the community.
Benefit partner, Fayette County Purdue Extension, will join Thriving Thursday to
talk about the work they are doing in the community. Stephanie McCurdy and
Becky Marvel will be the speakers.
Thursday begins at 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 8 at the Fayette County Senior Center,
477 N. Grand Ave. in Connersville.
is at 1 p.m. on Feb. 12 at Central United Methodist Church, 1425 E. Main St. in
Both events are
free to attend. To register, call Sharrie Harlin at (765) 983-3000, ext. 4676.
and Thriving Thursday are supported by Reid Health Community Benefit. Harlin
started Medical Monday when she worked for the Minority Health Coalition and
maintained it after joining Reid Health. The events have loyal followings,
averaging 40 to 50 guests each month to learn about various health issues,
community programs, and health screenings.