Camden Clark hosts heart healthy luncheon in honor of American Heart Month

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VIENNA, W.Va. (WTAP) - In honor of American Heart Month, Camden Clark Medical Center and the Camden Clark Foundation held a luncheon on Friday to raise awareness about heart disease, the number one killer of women each year.

The Heart Healthy Luncheon, held at the Parkersburg Country Club, focused on taking care of the mind, body, and spirit. The event featured speakers talking about fitness classes at the Camden Clark Health and Wellness Center and how to live healthy "by design." A Wood County woman also told her story of being diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism and how the hospital treated it.

Speakers mentioned some ways to maintain a healthy heart, which included getting exercise, controlling stress, and having a good diet.

Kim Couch, the director of the Camden Clark Foundation, said, "I want them to feel good about being healthy women, about controlling stress and that there are opportunities for exercise and diet that aren't difficult it seems overwhelming when you talk about those things just kind of broadly but when we break it down and talk about how it relates back to us the women who are the heart of the home everyday I think we can make it manageable together and we can lift each other up."

This was the second year the event was open to the public.

The American Heart Association reports the American Heart Month is a federally designated event to remind Americans to focus on their hearts and encourage them to get their families, friends and communities involved.

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