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Heart health lecture offered to area women

June 28, 2012

Dr. James CookWare, MA – Summer is here, the season of outdoor fun and activities, vacation, and a time to de-stress.  It seems as though summer is the time of year that has been created to engage in heart healthy activities that can help you lose those extra pounds, lower your blood pressure and improve your health. 


Area women are invited to attend “Heart Health in Summer”, a lecture sponsored by the Spirit of Women Program at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital.  The guest speaker, cardiologist, Dr. James Cook, will offer a seminar on the many opportunities that summertime offers to keep hearts healthy.  The event will be held on Thursday, July 19, from 6:00-7:30 pm in the Main Conference Room, located on the second floor of the hospital. 


Dr. Cook is the Director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Program at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield and a member of the faculty of Tufts University School of Medicine. He is part of the team of cardiac specialists at the Heart and Vascular Program at Baystate Medical Center, many of whom are nationally recognized for their expertise in patient care, clinical research and medical education.  Dr Cook is also a member of the Baystate Mary Lane Hospital medical staff providing non-invasive cardiology services at the hospital.  He joins a growing multi-specialty group of Baystate Medical Practice specialists coming from Baystate Medical Center to see patients locally in Ware. 


“Overwhelming evidence suggests that heart disease can be prevented in both women and men,” said Tracy Whitley, Manager of Loyalty Programs and the Spirit of Women Program.   “Every woman should know what her risk is and talk to her doctor about her prevention goals and the best way to reach them.  This program will offer women information about exercise, diet, blood pressure, heart health and an opportunity to learn about heart health.  


Spirit of Women is a free loyalty program specifically designed for women and offers monthly seminars with direct access to physicians, nurses and other medical professionals and the latest women's health information in a comfortable and lively setting. The program is designed to increase knowledge of women's health issues and provide information needed to make the best decisions regarding your health.  


The “Heart Health in Summer” Lecture for Women’s Health is offered at no cost to area women and a light summer dinner will be served.  For more information, to register for this event, or to become a Spirit of Women member visit or call Baystate Health Link at  967-2488 or 1-800-377- 4325.