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JACKSON, Wyo. — This winter, St. John’s Health invites the public to enjoy becoming more informed about their health through its upcoming fun and educational events.

Men’s Health Talk: Heart Health

Feb. 22 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Silver Dollar Bar Showroom

February is American Heart Month, a time when the nation spotlights heart disease, the greatest health threat to Americans and the leading cause of death worldwide. “In general, men develop cardiovascular disease at a younger age than women and are more likely to develop heart disease,” said St. John’s Health communications officer Karen Connelly. “Given the statistics, we want to make a special effort to invite the men in our community – with their friends and loved ones – to a Men’s Health Talk to learn about ways to keep their heart healthy.”

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Come learn with Cardiologist Dr. Anna Catino and Cardiology Nurse Practitioner Stephanie Ferris, FNP-C. Dr. Catino and NP Ferris will lead a discussion on ways to prevent and detect cardiovascular disease, and their top strategies and tips for living a heart-healthy life. After the talk, stick around for an interactive Q/A session with Dr. Catino and Stephanie Ferris, FNP-C, joined by Primary Care Physician Dr. Kevin Sanville, Internal Medicine Physician Dr. Jeffrey Reisert, and General Surgeon Dr. Eric Wieman. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided. Cash bar. No registration is required.

Get Out and Learn: Slopes & Scopes, Colon Cancer Prevention

March 1 at 4 p.m.

Enjoy a night of free skiing at Snow King Mountain and colon health education at King’s Grill.

  • 4 p.m. – Pick up free tickets for night skiing at the King’s Grill.
  • 6 p.m. – Complimentary aprés ski snacks and beverages in the King’s Grill. Cash bar.
  • 6:30 p.m. – Colon Cancer Prevention: Remarks by General Surgeon Dr. Eric Wieman, Gastroenterology Nurse Practitioner Allison Armitage, FNP, and local community members.

“It’s believed that the majority of colon cancer deaths could be prevented if all men and women age 45 and up received routine colonoscopy screenings,” said Connelly. “There are many misconceptions about colonoscopy and we hope to lighten the topic by gathering for an evening of fun and easy information.”