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Rex Healthcare Celebrates Heart Health Month with Educational and Fun Activities Throughout February

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 31, 2012

Contact: Alan M. Wolf
(919) 784-4467
alan.wolf@rexhealth.com

RALEIGH, N.C. - In recognition of American Heart Month in February, Rex Healthcare is partnering with Triangle-area organizations to promote heart health education and awareness. For more information about any of the initiatives, visit rexhealth.com/heart-month.

  • Applebee's HeartAware Gift Cards - All Month
     
    To learn the basics of heart health, Rex encourages local residents to participate in HeartAware, a free, confidential, Internet-based heart risk assessment program available at uncrexheartaware.com. Everyone who completes a HeartAware assessment during February and provides their mailing address will receive a $5 meal pass that can be redeemed at Applebee's restaurants in the Triangle-area, while supplies last. The HeartAware assessment asks participants to answer a series of questions about their health, family background and lifestyle habits and then immediately produces a personalized report on the respondent's risk factors for heart disease. People with high risk factors can receive a free follow-up screening with a clinician at Rex or UNC Hospitals.
     
  • Carolina Hurricanes Healthy Heart Partnership - All Month
     
    Rex and the Carolina Hurricanes are partnering to promote healthy hearts. Visit facebook.com/rexhealthcare to share a story about a friend or loved one who has the most giving heart. You could be one of three lucky storytellers who will get to meet Hurricanes players and enjoy VIP hospitality at a hockey game!
     
  • Love Your Heart @ North Hills Event - February 11
     
    Join Rex and the retailers at North Hills for a special heart healthy event on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn how to keep your heart beating strong, participate in children's crafts, sample healthy snacks, enter to win one of five $500 North Hills gift certificates and much more. Find out more at rexhealth.com/heart-month or northhillsevents.com.
      
  • "Rex On Call" - February 20
     
    February's "Rex on Call" episode will feature Dr. George Adams of Rex Heart & Vascular Specialists, Dr. Gregory Rose of Wake Heart & Vascular and other cardiovascular experts discussing prevention and treatment of heart disease. "Rex on Call" airs on WRAL-TV and wral.com at 1 p.m. Submit your questions to rexoncall@rexhealth.com or tweet them to @rexhealthcare or by using the hashtag #rexoncall before or during the telecast. Viewers can also submit questions by calling 919-744-3876 or 877-277-6252 during the show. Learn more and submit questions at rexhealth.com/rex-on-call.
     
  • Mended Hearts support group - February 20
     
    Dr. James Scanlan of Capital Heart Associates will discuss "Good Heart Health" with Mended Hearts, an educational support group for heart patients and their families. Social time with heart healthy snacks begins at 6:30 p.m., with the discussion starting at 7 p.m. in the Cardiac Rehab area of the Rex Women's Center on the main Raleigh campus.

With a comprehensive team of specialists in heart and vascular services, Rex provides a variety of services and care close to home. Rex also offers screenings and other wellness services to help keep your heart healthy. To find out more, visit rexhealth.com/heart-month. Contact Rex Heart & Vascular Specialists at (919) 784-5600 or rexheartvascular.com. Contact Wake Heart & Vascular at 1-800-WHV-2889 (1-800-948-2889) or whvheart.com.