January 30, 2012

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Bend Memorial Clinic

Bend Memorial clinic invites Central Oregon businesses to wear red to support ongoing research and education about heart disease

Wear Red day – February 3, 2012

BEND, Ore. — January 30, 2012 — Bend Memorial Clinic (BMC) invites all Central Oregon businesses, organizations and individuals to celebrate National Wear Red Day, Friday, February 3rd, to raise awareness for ongoing research and education about Heart Disease in America.

The month of February has long been The American Heart Association’s month to promote awareness of Heart Disease and provide information and tools to support leading a heart-healthy life.

On National Wear Red Day, BMC would like Central Oregonians to join in the fight against heart disease by simply wearing red.  It gives women and men everywhere a way to show their support and dedication to the cause and empowers them to take action for their own health.

“Fighting heart disease begins with awareness, and tools such as Coronary Calcium Screenings are also available to provide patients with more insight into their own potential risk of heart disease,” said Dr. Koch.  “Talking to your physician about screening options is essential in early detection and prevention.”

All men over 40 and women over 50 years of age with one or more cardiac risk factors should consider Coronary Calcium Screening (CCS). Coronary Calcium Screenings can successfully detect heart disease at its most treatable stage. For more information or to schedule a coronary calcium screenings call BMC at 541-382-4900.

Click here to see a video on heart disease.

About Bend Memorial Clinic
Bend Memorial Clinic includes more than 100 providers representing 30 specialties including Urgent Care, Primary Care, Specialty Care, Imaging and Clinical Services. With five locations BMC is the largest multi-specialty group in Central Oregon and provides quality, convenient healthcare known as TotalCareTM. The Clinic has provided primary and specialty care since 1946. For more information, please visit  




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