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American Heart Month

February 09, 2016

In recognition of February as American Heart Month, the Florida Department of Health in Orange County (DOH-Orange) Area 7 HIV/AIDS program along with community partners invite you to attend:

WHAT:           A Coffee with Luz: A Conversation to Maintain a Healthy Heart

                       Un Café con Luz: Una Conversación para Mantener un Corazón Saludable

WHEN:           Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 6:30pm

WHERE:         East Florida Hospital, 7727 Lake Underhill Rd. Orlando, FL 32822

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in Florida and many forms of heart disease are highly preventable.  Heart disease affects more than 6 million American women, and another 37 million women are at risk for developing heart disease. It is the number one killer of women and is responsible for 1 in three deaths in women annually.

“Living a healthy lifestyle can help prevent heart disease. Keeping pre-existing conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol at normal levels along with healthy eating and staying active can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke,” said Dr. Kevin M. Sherin, director of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County.

For more information on the American Heart Month visit

You may also test your knowledge about heart disease by visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website and completing the quiz at .