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Wear Red Feb. 7, Support Women's Heart Health Day

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The 2019 Wear Red group photo.

Employees are encouraged to support the Linda Joy Pollin Women's Heart Health Day on Friday, Feb. 7, by dressing in red, participating in heart health screenings and attending a program to hear from experts in the field.

The 15th annual Linda Joy Pollin Women’s Heart Health Day, hosted by the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at the Smidt Heart Institute, will bring together grateful patients and guests, including speaker Angelina Spicer. Spicer is a comedian, creator and “mommy-time” enthusiast who is known for her viral comedy sketches.

Employees can take advantage of wellness stations, meditation and chair massages, a photo booth, blood pressure screenings and cardiac risk assessments from 8-11 a.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

At 11 a.m., attendees will assemble in front of Pavilion for a group photo. Participants are urged to wear red.

Lunch will be served at noon before a host of speakers share updates in women’s heart health. Speakers will include:

  • C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, director of the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center and the Linda Joy Pollin Women’s Heart Health Program at the Smidt Heart Institute
  • Margo Minissian, PhD, research scientist, cardiology nurse practitioner at the Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center at the Smidt Heart Institute
  • Chrisandra Shufelt, MD, director of the Women's Hormone and Menopause Program at the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center
  • Florian Rader, MD, MSc, medical director of the Human Physiology Laboratory and assistant director of the Non-Invasive Laboratory at the Smidt Heart Institute
  • Adrienne Youdim, MD, professor of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai and founder of the Center for Weight Loss and Nutrition at the Lasky Clinic in Beverly Hills, California.

The event is sponsored by the Linda Joy Pollin Women’s Heart Health Program at Cedars-Sinai’s Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center.

For additional information, please contact Kelsey Jilg at 310-248-6556 or kelsey.jilg@cshs.org.