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Rachelle Khalaf
Manager, Media Relations
MEDIA: 713-442-4919
9/16/2009
PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

Healthy Living Webinar Heart Disease in Women


Kelsey-Seybold Clinic expert to discuss cardiovascular health risks for women
 
WHAT:
How much do you know about your heart? New information has been released regarding heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women worldwide. Continuing the Healthy Living Webinar Series, on Oct. 2, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Family Medicine Specialist Alfreda Bell, M.D., will discuss heart disease's impact on women.

Viewers are invited to submit questions to Dr. Bell, who will answer them following her presentation.
 
WHY:  
Women who are educated about heart disease will be better armed with the knowledge they need to prevent it:More than 80 million Americans, or one in three, have one or more types of heart disease.Worldwide, heart disease is blamed for one-third of all deaths.In many countries, including the United States, more women than men die each year of heart disease – a fact largely unknown by physicians.

WHO:
Anyone interested in learning more about heart disease, the risks it poses to women and the actions that can be taken to prevent it.
 
WHEN:
Friday, Oct. 2
12:15 to 1 p.m.
 
HOW: 
To register for the online event,https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/360178051
 
About Alfreda Bell, M.D.
Dr. Bell joined Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in 2002. She is a board-certified Family Medicine Specialist and cares for her patients at Kelsey-Seybold's Houston Center. To learn more about Dr. Bell,click here.

About Kelsey-Seybold

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is Houston's premier multispecialty group practice, founded in 1949 by Dr. Mavis Kelsey in Houston's renowned Texas Medical Center. More than 450 physicians and allied health professionals practice at 24​​ locations in the Greater Houston area. Kelsey-Seybold offers quality medical care in 55 medical specialties. The organization operates the largest freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Center in the state of Texas and offers state-of-the-art Varian TrueBeam and Varian Edge radiation therapy technology at a nationally accredited Cancer Center. An accredited Sleep Center, comprehensive laboratory services, advanced imaging and diagnostics, 16 onsite Kelsey pharmacies, and MyKelseyOnline, a secure web portal, are part of its comprehensive offerings. Kelsey-Seybold partners with major insurers to offer value-based commercial health plans. KelseyCare Advantage, a Medicare Advantage plan offered to Houston-area beneficiaries and affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, has achieved the coveted 5-out-of-5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid for three consecutive years and is the only 5-out-of-5-star rated plan in Texas.

Kelsey-Seybold has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as the nation’s first accredited Accountable Care Organization and a Level 3 (highest) Patient-Centered Medical Home. Kelsey-Seybold has many physicians in the Greater Houston area certified for excellence in diabetes and heart and stroke care by the NCQA. In addition to these recognitions, Kelsey-Seybold is home to a nationally accredited Breast Diagnostic Center, and Endoscopy Center.