Multitasking moms listen up! Carolinas Healthcare System has a program perfect for a busy mom looking to bundle exercise, family time and a little one-on-one with a doctor! Every third Saturday of the month, physicians from CHS and Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute gather at Freedom Park (9 a.m., near the duck pond) for “Walk With A Doc,” a free program that offers patients the opportunity to walk through the park while talking with healthcare providers.
This Saturday, Dr. David Pearson, an emergency room physician at Carolinas Medical Center, will be on hand to talk about CPR and AEDs (automated external defibrillator) – often located in public areas like airports and office buildings in case of sudden cardiac emergencies. North Carolina is leading an initiative to decrease sudden cardiac death by 50 percent over the next five year. To achieve this goal, the public must learn how to identify a person who is experiencing a cardiac emergency – and how to respond.
A short walk around the park could help you save a life one day. So, put the kids in the stroller, jot down a few questions you have for our physicians and meet us at the park for fitness and conversation!
For more info: visit www.carolinashealthcare.org/sanger-heart.