|Cardiologist Jay Hollmen, MD, MA, discusses the warning signs of a heart attack in men and women during the 4th Personal Health History Workshop held on April 5. The event was hosted by the SU Ag Center's Family and Human Development Unit.|
The event was hosted by the Center’s Family and Human Development Unit in the Smith-Brown Memorial Student Union on the campus of Southern University.
During the workshop, Baton Rouge area cardiologist Dr. Jay Hollman, discussed the warning signs of a heart attack in men and women and Nena Verrett-Gipson, the Coordinator of Fitness/ Wellness at Southern University demonstrated exercises to help your heart remain healthy.
The workshop also included sessions on Power of Attorney and Living Wills, the harmful effects of tobacco, understanding your child’s personal health, eating for a healthy heart, healthy tactics for personal safety and security, mental health and well-being and Medicaid and Medicare.
“We also provided the participants with personal health history journals to assist them in keeping track of their health conditions, medications, treatments and any past medical procedures they may have had,” said Delores Johnson, event organizer and Parent Educator at the SU Ag Center. “This information is often asked for by medical professionals when being admitted to the emergency room or seeing a doctor for the first time,” added Johnson.
This is the fourth personal health history workshop hosted by the Family and Human Development Unit. The previous workshops focused on bone and joint health, developing a health journal to keep track of an individual’s person health history, proper foot care, how blood pressure and blood sugar levels respond to dietary factors, and low impact exercises.
For additional information about the personal health history workshop series or the SU Ag Center’s Family and Human Development Unit, contact Delores Johnson at 225-771-3704 or Milissia John-Baptiste Cole at 225-771-2583.
Photos from the workshop are available here.