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The heart of the matter

CERN joins forces with the HUG and other partners for a three-day cardiovascular health awareness campaign


CV Campaign poster

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29 September is World Heart Day, an occasion to raise awareness of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and how to prevent them. In this context, the CERN Medical Service will join forces with several partners for an awareness campaign on cardiovascular health, from 26 to 28 September.

As explained in the article A healthy lifestyle for a healthy heart, published in the June edition of the CHIS Bull’, CVDs are a group of disorders of the heart and blood vessels, which include coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease (stroke) and rheumatic heart disease.

The objective of this interactive campaign is to raise awareness among the CERN community of CVDs and provide information and tools to prevent them.

It will address several themes – including diet, physical activity, stress management and first-aid – and will also include personalised advice from professionals for you to find out more about your heart health and risk factors. The Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève (HUG) and the Save a Life Association will give talks on different topics around CVDs on Tuesday 26 September, from 12.15 to 2 p.m., and CERN psychologists will give two sessions on managing stress to improve your cardiovascular health on Wednesday 27 September from 1.30 p.m. All talks will be held in the IT auditorium and will be webcast and recorded.

The campaign will take place mainly in Restaurant 2, with some activities taking place in Restaurant 1. Talks will be held in the IT auditorium (31/3-004).

For the full programme, see: https://hse.cern/cvd

We hope that many of you will be able to take part in this event to learn about how to achieve optimal heart health!