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Diane L. Mueller, M.D., board certified family practice physician; will be the Keynote Speaker at the Fourth Annual “Health, Heart & Hockey”, event at the Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena.  Dr. Mueller will present a frank but informal dialogue on women and heart disease.  The event will be held at the JSBIA on Friday, February 29th.  Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5.00 donation per person.  Doors open at 4 p.m.

Jamestown, New York (February 27, 2008)--The Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena (JSBIA) is hosting the Fourth Annual Women’s Health Event, “Health, Heart & Hockey” on Friday, February 29th at the JSBIA Center.  Keynote Speaker, Diane L. Mueller, M.D., well-respected physician in the area, will present a frank but informal dialogue on “Women & Heart Disease”. Local hockey enthusiasts, Shaun Fadale, and his wife, Stacy, will present a discussion on “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Hockey But Were Afraid To Ask”.  Also presenting during the event, Patrick Green, MS, PT, Cert. MDT, Physical Therapist and owner of Chautauqua PT, OT & SLP Professionals, who will discuss how exercise can prevent heart disease.  There will be $5 donation admission at the door.  Doors open at 4 p.m.

Keynote speaker, Diane L. Mueller, M.D., a professional leader and women’s health advocate in the community, graduated with honors from Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio, receiving her Bachelor and Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering.  She graduated with a medical degree from Rush Medical College, in Chicago, Illinois.  Dr. Mueller is a board certified family practice physician.  An avid advocate for women’s health issues, she is also an active church member and serves on a variety of community committees.  A practicing physician for Jamestown Primary Care, at 17 Sherman Street in Jamestown, New York, a physician group practice, she also teaches family medicine at the University of Buffalo, in Buffalo, New York.

Free screenings and numerous healthcare agencies and businesses will commemorate the event with music, food, demos, talks, and fun that will raise awareness about women heart issues.

The event will empower women with the knowledge and tools they need to take a positive action to reduce their risks of heart disease and protect their health. By realizing your heart risks early, you can work with your physician to reduce the chances of getting heart disease. 

“Heart disease is a serious yet preventable health concern for women,” said Brenda Fitzgerald, R.N., WCA Hospital Senior Cardiology Nurse.   “It is only recently that women have become aware that they need to be more proactive about their heart health.  Our program’s intention is to provide the most up-to-date heart information so women will continue to make healthy choices throughout their lives.”

This event is in recognition of Heart Month and ties into Wear Red Day, which is a national initiative to raise awareness of the importance of heart health in women.  Professional staff from the WCA Hospital Heart Center and other health-related programs will be on hand to provide screenings, health assessments and fun activities that promote good health.

“Attendance for the last few years has been phenomenal,” said Ms. Sara Albert, event coordinator for Heart, Health & Hockey.  “This event is only made possible by our local health and area businesses who partner in our goal to raise awareness on women and heart disease.  We hope the community will support these dedicated businesses and help us improve the quality of life for those we love.”

Doors will at 4:00 p.m. The event will end at 7:30 p.m.  Vendor will be available from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available for a $5 donation at the door,

For more information about the upcoming event, contact Sara Albert, JSBIA Event Coordinator, at (716) 484-2624.

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