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More than 100 women were decked out in red Friday at the annual Women’s Heart Luncheon at the Parkersburg Art Center. Several more heart-healthy events are planned this month by WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center. (Photo by Michael Erb)

PARKERSBURG — WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center kicked off a series of Heart Month events Friday with the annual Women’s Heart Luncheon at the Parkersburg Art Center. The February events aim to bring awareness to heart healthy living and cardiac care available in the area.

From 8-11 a.m. today at the Health and Wellness Center, Camden Clark will offer lowest-cost lab screenings in the area and free EKGs, officials said.

Screenings available will include:

* Comprehensive Metabolic Panel, $15, which includes CBC, thyroid function and lipid profile.

* Cardiac Reactive Protein, $5.

The Women’s Heart Luncheon welcomed heart patients Nancy Stanley, left, from Ravenswood, and Trisha Moore, right, from Walker. The luncheon was held Friday to kick off a series of events celebrating February as Heart Month. (Photo by Michael Erb)

* Hemoglobin A1c, $5.

* Prostate Screening, $5.

* Thyroid Function, $5.

* Bone Density Scan, $5.

Parkersburg Cardiology Associates will provide free EKGs, body fat testing, BMI checks and tours of its facilities. No appointment or physician order is required.

Team members from the Parkersburg Cardiology Associates attended the Women’s Heart Luncheon held Friday at the Parkersburg Art Center. (Photo Provided)

Twelve-hour fasting is required for some tests. Cash or checks only will be accepted.

From 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Grand Pointe Conference Center in Vienna, Dr. Geoffrey Cousins, chief of cardiac surgery, will be the featured speaker at Dinner with a Doc.

Participants will learn about the continuum of cardiac care available to the Mid-Ohio Valley at Camden Clark. Cost is $8 per person and advance registration is required by contacting Joyce Hubner at 304-424-2055 or joyce.hubner@wvumedicine.org.


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