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Friday, February 20, 2009 - More than 200 attend SJH Women’s Heart Health Conference
More than 200 attend SJH Women’s Heart Health Conference
Keynote speech from nationally renowned cardiologist and author Nieca Goldberg, MD
Keynote speaker Nieca Goldgerg 
VINELAND, NJ (February 19) – More than 200 local women were on hand today at the Centerton Country Club for South Jersey Healthcare’s second annual Women’s Heart Health Conference. The event featured activities and a wealth of valuable health information designed to raise awareness among women about cardiovascular disease.

The event’s keynote speaker was Nieca Goldberg, M.D., a cardiologist and nationally recognized pioneer in women’s heart health. Dr. Goldberg has appeared on several television programs including The Today Show and The View and has been interviewed by reporters from The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. She offered women a variety of heart health information and prevention tips and signed copies of her new book, Dr. Nieca Goldberg’s Complete Guide to Women’s Health.

Heart disease is the number one killer of women, and nearly 39 percent of all female deaths in the nation result from cardiovascular diseases such as heart disease and stroke. Several local women put a local angle on these startling statistics by offering moving testimonials about their experiences with heart attack and stroke here in our community.

The Women’s Heart Health Conference is held each year in recognition of Heart Month and offers women a variety of activities including yoga and relaxation demos, as well as educational presentations from SJH health experts.

SJH is a nonprofit, integrated health care system, providing access to a continuum of health services. SJH provides hospital services, numerous community health clinics, home health services, and specialty services, which serve the medical and health care needs of Southern New Jersey residents.