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April 16, 2002


Oprah's Personal Trainer Visits Emory May 1st And Joins Emory Cardiologists for Fitness Lecture, Book Give-Away and Health Screenings

Bob Greene, Oprah Winfrey's personal trainer and fitness author, is coming to Emory University Hospital and Emory's Crawford Long Hospital on May 1st for a free healthy lifestyle event sponsored by Emory's HeartWise Risk Reduction Program. Greene, who is committed to helping Americans lower their health risks, will discuss the importance of regular cholesterol screenings, healthy eating and exercise. Bob will also give away 300 autographed copies of his new book, Get With The Program!

In addition, Emory Heart Center cardiologists will be on hand to answer questions about a heart healthy lifestyle. This event is free and open to the public. Complimentary valet parking will be provided. Participants will also be offered low cost health screenings (blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol.)

Bob Greene's first visit will be to Emory University Hospital's Auditorium and Classroom A on Wednesday, May 1st. Health screenings will be offered from 10:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Bob will begin autographing copies of Get With The Program! at 11:30 a.m. Bob Greene and Larry Sperling, M.D., Director of Preventive Cardiology at Emory, will speak about healthy life choices and answer questions from 12:45 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Emory Hospital is located on Clifton Road in Atlanta.

Bob Greene will also visit the new Conservatory at Emory Crawford Long Hospital in downtown Atlanta on Wednesday, May 1st, from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Emory Heart Center cardiologist Anna Kalynych,M.D. will answer questions and Bob will discuss a heart healthy lifestyle from 2:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Book signings will continue until 4:00 p.m. Health screenings will take place from 2:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

"Many risk factors for heart disease and other health problems can often be reduced by making healthy choices," says Dr. Sperling. "This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about taking charge of your health and learning how to live the healthiest lifestyle possible for you."

For more information or to make reservations, call Emory HealthConnection at 404-778-7777.

The Emory HeartWise Risk Reduction Program is designed for anyone who has experienced a heart or circulatory event or for anyone who is considered "at risk" for heart disease. Emory Heart Center physicians and other health professionals offer individualized risk assessment followed by a carefully monitored program of exercise, nutrition and education to help lower heart disease risk. To find out more about the Heart Wise program, call 404-778-2850.

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