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For Immediate Release:
January 31, 2013

Southcoast Health System and Bayside YMCA present a new healthy living series "Partnering for a Healthy East Bay"

February 28 program will focus on promoting and maintaining cardiovascular health

Robert Schwengel, MD, FACC

BARRINGTON, R.I. — Southcoast™ Health System, in partnership with the Bayside YMCA, presents "Partnering for a Healthy East Bay," a new monthly series focused on helping you and your family live a healthy lifestyle.

The free health education programs are designed to help you make healthier decisions and support your well-being.

The February health education program "Promoting and Maintaining Cardiovascular Health," will take place on Thursday February 28, at 6:30 p.m., at the Barrington Public Library, 281 County Road in Barrington.

Cardiologist Robert Schwengel, MD, FACC, of Cardiovascular Associates of Rhode Island, part of Southcoast Physicians Group, will discuss an overview for promoting and maintaining good cardiovascular health throughout your lifetime. He will focus on improving cardiac risk factors for prevention, common cardiovascular conditions, maintaining cardiovascular health after diagnosis/treatment, common diagnostics and newer developments in cardiovascular treatments.

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Southcoast Health System is a community based health delivery system with multiple access points, offering an integrated continuum of health services throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and East Bay, Rhode Island.

It includes the three hospitals that make up Southcoast Hospitals Group — Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford and Tobey Hospital in Wareham.

Southcoast provides advanced clinical services, such as open heart surgery, angioplasty and heart rhythm services, comprehensive cancer care, neurosurgery, weight loss surgery, orthopedic surgery, advanced imaging services and is the only provider of maternity services in the region.

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