News release

2/1/2017 12:00:00 AM EASTERN
Updated: 2/1/2017 1:26:48 PM EASTERN
For more information, contact Laura Shea.
Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Celebrating National Heart Month

February is American Heart Month and Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center is joining in the celebration by promoting heart health in the community and internally.  From supporting our local chapter of the American Heart Association and participating in Go Red Day activities at the Medical Center, to providing heart healthy lunch-and-learns in the community, you will find us out spreading the message that small changes can make a big difference in your heart health because we believe your tomorrow is worth defending.


According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women.  Making small changes can include scheduling a visit with your doctor to talk about your heart health, add exercise to your daily routine, increase healthy eating, take your medications as prescribed, and if you smoke, take steps to quit. 


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services tells us that the good news is that heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and properly manage their health conditions.  In fact, we can all work together to create opportunities for people to make healthier choices. 


During this Heart Month, Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center’s cardiology staff is using this opportunity to raise awareness and spread the word about strategies for preventing heart disease and encouraging people to practice a heart healthy lifestyle.  Shown in the photo seated are Dr. Geetanjli Sangwan, Carol Lytle, Kathy Beauchamp and Kathy White.  Standing are Nancy Moore, Dr. Joe Choufani, Jillian Pharaoh, Renee Palmer, and Jodi Daby.  For more information about our cardiology services visit us on the web at