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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center to Host “Day of Dance for Your Health”

Chicago, Ill. – April 4, 2013 –  It's almost time for men, women and children of all ages and sizes to “get their dance on” for the Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center's Day of Dance for Your Health event on April 20 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  The event will take place at the Ukrainian Cultural Center, 2247 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago.

This year's event combines the fun of dancing to different kinds of music, such as ballroom dancing, rock 'n roll, jazz, salsa, swing, and hip-hop, with health screenings and consumer education on heart disease and other important health topics.  Several of the hospital's physicians will attend the event to offer services and consult with guests.

Coronary heart disease, which causes heart attack, is the single leading cause of death for American men and women.  Day of Dance gives the medical center's health care team an opportunity to extend their services beyond the hospital setting to educate consumers about a variety of cardiovascular conditions, such as atrial fibrillation, stroke and more.

In addition, the annual event gives consumers an opportunity to focus on their cardiovascular health.  Dancing can burn as many calories as swimming, walking, or riding a bike (as many as 200-400 calories per hour). Many health benefits may result from dance if done regularly as a form of exercise.  Benefits include weight maintenance or weight loss, blood pressure and cholesterol management (lowering), increased energy, decreased sadness and depression, increased coordination and muscle strength and an overall sense of well-being.

To learn more about Day of Dance or register for the event, visit smemc.reshealth.org/spirit or call 877.737.INFO (4636).

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About Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center

Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC) is a premier medical center on Chicago's near northwest side and includes the Saint Mary Campus, 2233 W. Division St., and Saint Elizabeth Campus, 1431 N. Claremont Ave. The Saint Mary Campus is certified as a Primary Stroke Center and accredited as a Chest Pain Center. The hospital specializes in cardiac care, digestive diseases, emergency services, neuroscience services, obstetrics, primary care, behavioral health and wound healing. PSMEMC ranks No. 19 in the 2012-13 U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" in the Chicago metro area. PSMEMC offers comprehensive diabetes care and education for inpatients and outpatients. Click here for information about the medical center's diabetes services. Visit our website at smemc.reshealth.org.

About Provena Health – Resurrection Health Care, Now Joined as Presence Health

PSMEMC is part of Presence Health, the largest Catholic health system based in Illinois, created in November 2011 through the merger of Provena Health and Resurrection Health Care. With over 100 sites of care, including 12 hospitals, Presence Health has 22,000 employees, 4,000 medical professionals and a revenue base of nearly $3 billion. Visit presencehealth.org to learn more.

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