Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Fauquier Health Hosts Cholesterol Discussion and Screenings

Kelsey Cooper, NP

Beth Potter

Al Maxey
Three expert panelists will lead a discussion, “Take care of your heart,” beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 15 in Fauquier Hospital’s Sycamore Room. Kelsey Cooper, nurse practitioner at Piedmont Internal Medicine; Beth Potter, Fauquier Health Wellness Center nutritionist, and Al Maxey, fitness specialist at the Wellness Center, will present their thoughts on heart health and answer questions from the audience.

Maintaining healthy cholesterol levels is a great way to keep your heart strong and lower your chances of heart disease or stroke. Attendees will learn the difference between good and bad cholesterol and the role in the body of each. Kelsey Cooper will discuss the basics of cholesterol; Beth Potter will review which foods lower your cholesterol naturally, and Al Maxey will offer fitness strategies to maintain a strong heart and body.

After the lecture, several free, heart-healthy screenings will be offered -- a free, non-fasting cholesterol screening, as well as blood pressure and BMI screenings. Registration is required to secure your spot for the lecture and screenings. Call 540-316-3588 or go to fauquierhealth.org and look for classes and events.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Fauquier Health Hosts Stroke Lecture

Dr. Rana Kayal, neurologist

Neurologist Rana Kayal, M.D., will present a talk on stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA, also known as a mini-stroke) at 12 noon on Wednesday, October 12, in Fauquier Hospital’s Sycamore Room.

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and the number-one cause of long-term disability in America. During this presentation, Dr. Kayal will explain the difference between a TIA and stroke and the signs and symptoms of both. In addition, she will discuss the latest diagnostic tools
and treatment options available and what you should do if you think you are having a TIA or stroke. Register for the talk by calling 540-316-3588 or visiting www.fauquierhealth.org.

Fauquier Hospital is a Certified Primary Stroke Center, recognized by the Joint Commission.