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Alaris Health Member Centers Celebrate American Heart Month

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Jersey City, NJ, February 21, 2017 – Come February when valentines, roses and hearts are on many people’s minds, hearts are also top of mind for Alaris Health Member Centers, because February is American Heart Month.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S. and accounts for one in every four deaths. That’s why Member Centers across New Jersey are participating in fun and informative events to increase heart health awareness, like hosting a senior heart health educational series, live jazz show and heart-friendly dark chocolate cake bake-off (tip: dark chocolate in moderation has shown to have positive effects on the heart!).

Member Centers of Alaris Health have also joined together to sponsor a private event on Thursday, February 23rd, in memory of Colin Williams, a beloved employee and friend who lost his life to this disease in June of 2016. All items donated to the Heart to Heart Reception and Fundraiser event will be auctioned off and all proceeds will be donated to the American Heart Association in Colin’s memory.

Heart disease is often preventable, and these small lifestyle changes can have a huge positive impact on improving and maintaining overall heart health:

  1. Talk about heart health with your doctor.
  2. Exercise daily to maintain a health weight.
  3. Practice healthy eating habits.
  4. Quit smoking and stay away from second-hand smoke.

For a full list of past and upcoming Alaris Health Member Center events, visit www.alarishealth.com/events (for a list of past events please go here). And to learn more about heart health and American Heart Month, sponsored by the American Heart Association, visit www.heart.org.

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About Alaris Health

Alaris statewide network of independently owned and operated Member Health Centers offers a wide variety of services across a continuum of care, ranging from short-term post-hospital rehabilitation and long-term care specialized care.

Each Member Health Center is licensed to use the Alaris Health name and receive non-health related services. All health care related services are provided solely by each independently owned and operated Member Health Center.

For more information, please visit www.alarishealth.com or call (855)7-ALARIS for more information.