University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center Presents ‘Healthy Heart Day 2016: Food for Heart’

Join the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Saturday, April 9, 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., for “Healthy Heart Day 2016: Food for Heart” – an interactive, informative day filled with heart-healthy activities, screenings and food.

Learn about UA Sarver Heart Center’s focus on cardiovascular health and wellness. Hear updates on the risks and symptoms of coronary artery disease and stroke. Bring your questions for a Q&A session with our panel of experts. Pick up your Healthy Plant-Based Lunch Box and get ready for the afternoon sessions – Food for Heart – including a translation of the latest U.S. Dietary Guidelines, the Mediterranean Heart Diet, and a cooking demonstration on how to prepare some deliciously easy, plant-based food.

Healthy Heart Day Schedule:

8-10 a.m.             Registration and Health Fair

Health screenings provided by UA College of Pharmacy and Northern Arizona University College of Nursing students, including blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, osteoporosis, breathing assessment and prescription consultations (bring a list of your medications, including dosages).Note: these screenings are provided on a first-come, first-served basis until 10 a.m. This is a training opportunity for students, so please allow 15 minutes to complete each screening.

Health Information – Browse information and display areas to learn about new programs and groups focused on preventing and treating heart disease and clinical trial information.

10-11:45 a.m.     Heart Health Updates on UA Sarver Heart Center’s cardiovascular health and wellness vision, coronary artery disease and stroke, followed by a question-and-answer session.

Noon                    Stretch your legs. Choose between a Tai Chi session or a walk around campus.

12:30 p.m.           Food for Heart including the latest U.S. Dietary Guidelines, a heart-healthy diet and cooking demonstration.

2:15 p.m.             Program ends

Healthy Heart Day Faculty:

Charles Katzenberg, MD, clinical professor of medicine, cardiology, UA College of Medicine - Tucson

Elizabeth Juneman, MD, associate professor of medicine, cardiology, UA College of Medicine - Tucson

Bruce Coull, MD, professor of neurology and medicine, UA College of Medicine – Tucson

Christy Wilson, RD, coach, Employee Wellness and Health Promotion, University of Arizona Life & Work Connections

Edna Silva, RN, Center for Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan and co-founder of the Heart Series

Location: Banner - University Medical Center Tucson, DuVal Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson

Cost: $35 per person. Register with a friend and receive a $5 per person discount - $60 for 2 people. Special student rate: $15. The registration fee for this event does not qualify as a tax-deductible donation and is non-refundable.

Registration: Please register securely online until Wednesday, April 6, with your debit or credit card at If you prefer to mail a check, please include a note stating names of attendees and a contact number for you; also note if you need a vegan or gluten-free lunch. Send it to Healthy Heart Day / University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center / P.O. Box 245046 / Tucson, AZ 85724. Note: We are unable to accept credit/debit card information via mail.

For more information, email or call 520-626-2901.

Visit the UA Sarver Heart Center online at Find us on Facebook and Twitter @SarverHeart.

The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center’s 135 members include faculty from cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, pediatric cardiology, neurology, vascular surgery, radiology, endocrinology, emergency medicine, nursing, pharmacy and basic sciences. The UA Sarver Heart Center emphasizes a highly collaborative research environment, fostering innovative translational or “bench-to-bedside” research and working toward a future free of heart disease and stroke. If you would like to give permission for Sarver Heart Center to contact you about heart research studies, please complete a Cardiology Research Registry Information Form.