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Football and Heart Disease: Summa Workshops Aim to Keep Men in the Game

Date: 09.01.2011
Contact:  Jennifer Farquhar Phone: (330) 375-4930

Contact: Jennifer Farquhar, Phone: (330) 375-4930, Email:
AKRON, Sept. 1, 2011 – Heart health is about to get personal for men in greater Summit County who are all invited to a free, football-themed series of workshops on heart disease by Summa Cardiovascular Institute.
“It’s an opportunity for men to discuss their heart health and have their questions answered by a team of experts,” said Cardiologist Michael D. Bage, M.D., of Northeast Ohio Cardiovascular Specialists/Summa Physicians Inc. – Cardiology, who is speaking at the first workshop. “Participants can take advantage of free health screenings and learn ways to modify their risk factors.”
The four-week series includes interactive activities and a health screening results consultation with a registered nurse. The workshops are being offered at an opposite time of year from the national women’s heart health initiatives in February. The deadline to sign up is Sept. 19, and the schedule is as follows.
Location: Summa Wellness Institute, 5625 Hudson Drive, Hudson, Ohio 44236
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (all sessions)

Sept. 22: Scout Your Opponent: Men and Heart Disease.
  • Vouchers distributed for free cholesterol and glucose screenings at Summa Health Center at Western Reserve’s lab.
  • Presented by: Michael D. Bage, M.D., Summa Physicians, Inc., Board-certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine
Sept. 29: Have a game plan: Finding and treating heart disease in men
  • Test results will be reviewed with a registered nurse.
  • Presented by: Mark A. Iler, M.D., Summa Physicians Inc., Board-certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine
Oct. 6: Prepare: Eat like a champion!
  • Presented by: Lee Ann DiBiase, Registered Dietician with Summa Health System
Oct. 13: Getting to the end zone: Get moving!
  • Presented by: Jim Rosneck, BSN, MS, Manager, Summa Health System
How to register: Call (888) 720-5318. Participants must register for all four workshops to receive their voucher for free lab screenings and have opportunities for giveaways and a chance to win a grand prize worth $50.
About Summa Health System
Summa Health System is one of the largest integrated healthcare delivery systems in Ohio. Encompassing a network of hospitals, community health centers, a health plan, a physician-hospital organization, a multi-specialty physician organization, research and multiple foundations, Summa is nationally renowned for excellence in patient care and for exceptional approaches to healthcare delivery. Summa's clinical services are consistently recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (Magnet® status), U.S. News and World Report, Thomson Reuters and The Leapfrog Group. Summa also is a founding partner of the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron. For more information, visit or find us on Facebook at and Twitter at