On Friday, February 1st, National Wear Red Day, an initiative spearheaded by the American Heart Association (AHA), Seton Hall University College of Nursing hosted a presentation intended to educate employees about the significance of heart disease in women and how their symptoms differ from those that are typically identified. AHA notes the staggering fact that heart disease kills more women than all cancers combined.
Felella Millman, PhD, RN, Director of Non-Traditional Programs, informed the College of Nursing that women aged 40-60 are at an increased risk for heart disease. She spoke about specific risk factors that can be controlled, such as smoking, physical inactivity and obesity, as well as those that can’t be controlled, which include age and family history. Heart attacks in women may result in unusual/extreme fatigue, nausea, dizziness and pain in the jaw, back, neck or upper stomach.
Most participants brought a heart healthy lunch to share with all attendees. Samantha Singh, a student in the Master’s Entry into Practice – Clinical Nurse Leader, gave a Bollywood dance presentation to show how people can incorporate heart-healthy activities in a fun, creative way. Faculty and staff participated in the dance session and learned some new dance moves and are planning to continue these exercise sessions throughout the academic year.
About Seton Hall University College of Nursing
Seton Hall University College of Nursing offered the first baccalaureate nursing program in New Jersey in 1937 and is CCNE-accredited through June of 2019. The graduate program was established in 1975 and the PhD program opened in 2006. US News and World Report ranks Seton Hall University College of Nursing as one of the top graduate nursing programs in the country. The College of Nursing’s mission is to educate baccalaureate-prepared generalists and advanced practitioners of nursing who aspire to be innovators and leaders in the nursing profession.
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