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  • Lake Regional hosts forum on heart failure

  • Lake Regional Health System will host the free informational forum “Living with Congestive Heart Failure” at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, in the hospital’s third floor conference rooms.
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  • Lake Regional Health System will host the free informational forum “Living with Congestive Heart Failure” at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, in the hospital’s third floor conference rooms.
     
    Topics will include an overview of heart failure, how to manage it through diet and exercise, and what patients should expect if they are hospitalized. The forum will be presented by Lake Regional staff: Jo Fogarty, R.N., CHPN, chronic condition coordinator; Angel Frisbie, R.N., chronic condition coordinator; Jennifer Newman, R.N., CVRN, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation phase I coordinator; and Jordan Teeple, registered dietitian.
     
    “The forum is educational for individuals with CHF and their primary caregiver or spouse,” Newman said. “We encourage patients to bring a guest. Often, the caregiver may be able to identify the warning signs or symptoms of a flare up before the individual, leading to quicker prevention or treatment.”
     
    The program is free, but registration is required. Visit lakeregional.com/events to register, or call 573-348-8222 for more information.
     
    Lake Regional offers a variety of educational programming topics during the year, such as diabetes, heart disease and childhood obesity. Several health fairs and screenings also are held annually throughout the lake area. For information on upcoming events, visit lakeregional.com/events.
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