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Banner Health presents a free educational series
Wholehearted Health: Focus on your Heart


PHOENIX (Aug. 19, 2013) — Women have the same risk as men when it comes to certain diseases and conditions like cardiovascular disease, atrial fibrillation and stroke. For women, the risk of acquiring these dramatically increases after a certain age. For example, health experts recommend women be screened for heart disease starting at age 20 since their incidence increases exponentially after age 40.

Banner Health in conjunction with Spirit of Women will host Wholehearted Health: Focus on Your Heart. This free event series will be held on Thursday, Sept. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Banner Estrella Medical Center, in the Conference Center rooms 1 and 2 at 9201 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix. Cardiologist Dr. Faran Bashir will be the guest speaker. Dr. Bashir will talk about how you can assess your individual risk for these diseases while providing therapeutic lifestyle recommendations to improve your Wholehearted Health.

At this event, we’ll also provide healthy snacks and will have healthy recipes to help you make better food choices for you and your entire family.

Reservations for this event series are required and seating is limited. To RSVP, please call (602) 230-CARE (2273).

About Banner Health
Headquartered in Phoenix, Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country. The system manages 24 acute-care hospitals, the Banner Health Network and Banner Medical Group, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services including family clinics, home care and hospice services, and a nursing registry. Banner Health is in seven states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit

About Banner Estrella Medical Center
Banner Estrella Medical Center is a nonprofit hospital in west Phoenix specializing in heart care, obstetrics, surgical services, Emergency services and diagnostic imaging services. One of the first fully-digital hospitals in the country, Banner Estrella has served as a model for dozens of new hospitals built around the world since it opened in 2005. The hospital is undergoing a major expansion that will add approximately 175 additional beds, an expanded Emergency department and more beds for new moms and babies. Banner Estrella is part of Banner Health, a nonprofit healthcare system with 24 hospitals in seven states. For more information, visit or Facebook.

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