From Jamie Rourick, Registered Nurse and Heart Failure Program Coordinator
“Eating less salt doesn’t have to seem like the end of the world,” says Jamie Rourick. “Just start by taking small steps.” These include:
Today, the average person eats more than 3,400 mg. of sodium a day, so we clearly have a long way to go to cut our average use by more than half. And if preventing serious disease isn't enough of an incentive for you, here are a few immediate benefits:
Join us for free seminars throughout the month of February. Coming up next is Mini-Medical School: Understanding Heart Failure and Coronary Artery Disease, presented by cardiologist Dr. Mark Crandall, on Thursday, February 19, at 6 p.m., at St. Luke’s Magic Valley. Registration is recommended.
St. Luke’s offers low-cost cardiac risk assessment screenings several times each year. Your gift of $20 covers the cost for one underserved person to receive a screening. For more information, visit us online to donate or email [email protected]. Every gift makes a difference.