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Fit And Well Idaho: Heart Healthy Seminars

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By Brittany Cooper

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. 600,000 die every year, but according to the CDC, it's preventable and controllable. That's why St. Luke's Magic Valley and St. Luke's Jerome have teamed up to put on free, heart healthy seminars.

February is American heart month and for St. Luke's, Heart Healthy seminars are a tradition this time of year.

Laura Stewart for St. Luke's Magic Valley says, "these seminars are great ways to find out more information about those risk factors and also improving your diet and exercise, things we all know about, but these are just to reconnect with heart health and ways that might invigorate your own wellness journey."

Four cardiologists will present everything from an overview of heart disease to asking ourselves if sugar is bad for our heart. Cooking seminars will also be a major draw.

"This year we're providing one of our heart seminars in Jerome as well and that's on Mediterranean Diet in a cooking class which should be really fun so really there's all kinds of opportunities for the general public. All the seminars are free to participate in heart healthy ways to improve your health," adds Stewart.

St. Luke's is making it easy for you to stay connected to your heart health, by visiting stlukesonline.org/heart, find out about daily health tips to the upcoming heart seminars.

The free heart seminars begin in less than two weeks at St. Luke's and start with an overview of heart disease.

The last few courses include cooking classes, featuring one on February 26th over at St. Luke's Jerome. All other courses are held at St. Luke's Magic Valley in the Oak Rooms.