Be Mindful: How to Keep From Breaking Your Own Heart with Cardiologist Barbara Roberts, M.D.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Cost: FREE or give as you can to support Mindful Programs at the Library

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Barnard Room (3rd Floor)

Sat, 2011-04-09 13:00 - 14:30

How to Keep from Breaking Your Own Heart: What Everyone Needs to Know About Cardiovascular Disease

Dr. Roberts, an award-winning cardiologist with more than three decades of experience, will discuss the latest research on heart health. She will cover such topics as cholesterol, statin drugs, heathy eating & lifestyle, as well as how to talk to your doctor. Her presentation will be followed by a Q & A session with the audience.

About the Presenter
Barbara Roberts, MD, FACC, is director of the Women's Cardiac Center at The Miriam Hospital. An award-winning cardiologist and leader in women's heath, she was the first female adult cardiologist in Rhode Island and was the first woman accepted into the Gorlin cardiology fellowship at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, a Harvard University Medical School Teaching Hospital.

Roberts was also among the first group of Ms. Magazine's "Found Women" and was chosen by the Rhode Island Medical Women's Association as the Woman Physician of the Year 2000. She is currently president-elect of the Rhode Island Medical Women's Association, which is a local affiliate of the national association.

"When I came to Rhode Island in 1977, specialized cardiac care for women was non-existent," says Roberts. "There is much that women can and should do to lower their risk of heart disease and live longer, healthier lives. This center is a good first step in that direction for women in Rhode Island."

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