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Adventist Heart & Vascular events aim to educate during Heart Month
La Grange – The Adventist Heart & Vascular Institute invites the public to a series of events to commemorate National Heart Month this February. Call (630) 856-7525 to register for all events.

The first of these events, “Keeping You Healthy,” takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the Oak Brook Park District, 1450 Forest Gate Road in Oak Brook. Clinicians will be on hand to perform cholesterol, vitamin D and diabetes screenings; body mass index tests; and mini fitness assessments. The event is free.

On Tuesday, Feb. 19, the institute will team with restaurant Prasino, 93 S. La Grange Road in La Grange, to host “Healthy Dining and Living.” For $30, participants can attend a cooking demonstration at the restaurant and enjoy a three-course meal, while hearing from cardiologist Dr. Karen Lambert about ways to incorporate healthy habits into your daily life. The meal includes vegan tomato bisque, a choice of roasted salmon or chicken breast with sides, and a dark chocolate vegan mouse for dessert. Reservations are needed by Feb. 15, with a maximum of 50 registrants. The registration fee only includes the meal, not beverages, tax or gratuity.

The institute will take part in the Oak Brook Park District’s Pioneer Days event, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 1450 Forest Gate Road in Oak Brook. Attendees will learn about prevention strategies and ways to reduce the risk of heart disease. Cardiologist Dr. Meechai Tessalee will discuss nutrition and heart health, while cardiologist Dr. Andrew Lawrence will discuss genetic risks for heart disease. This event is free, but limited to 60 registrants.

Finally, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 27, the institute will present “Heart Disease is a Family Disease” at the Oak Brook Marriott, 1401 W. 22nd St. in Oak Brook. A panel of doctors will discuss how a family can lower its risk of heart disease. Cardiologist Dr. Paul Ryan will discuss prevention, cardiologist Dr. Edgar Carrell will discuss genetic risk, and cardiologist Dr. Leslie Sleuwen will discuss family health and nutrition. The event is free with a maximum of 100 registrants. Light refreshments will be served.

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Adventist Midwest Health, part of Adventist Health System, includes Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. To find a physician, visit

Physicians on the medical staff of Adventist Midwest Health Hospitals are independent contractors, and are not agents of the hospitals.

Media contact: Chris LaFortune, public relations specialist, Adventist Midwest Health,; (630) 856-2354