MEDIA CONTACT(S): Kiska Workman Director, Marketing and Communications MEDIA: 713-442-5332 General Inquiries: 713-442-0000 Kiska.Workman@Kelsey-Seybold.com 4/17/2009 PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Generic HTML Content Smart Women on the Run Lecture Series Page Content 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. And during the May 7 luncheon, titled Smart Women on the Run, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's Dr. Alfreda Bell, a Family Medicine Specialist, will discuss heart disease's impact on women. Smart Women on the Run marks the kick-off of a new series of lunch-and-learn lectures to be conducted by Kelsey-Seybold Clinic doctors on women's health issues. Dr. Bell will answer audience questions following her presentation. In addition, participating sponsors, The Women's Fund, an organization dedicated to the study and research of medical issues in women, will be on hand at the event. 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: Women of all ages are invited to learn more about heart disease, the risks it poses and what actions can be taken to prevent it. WHEN:Thursday, May 7 Noon to 1 p.m. WHERE:Fulbright Auditorium 1301 McKinney Ave. (Mezzanine level) Houston, Texas 77010 HOW:To register for the event, call 713-442-4696. About Dr. Alfreda Bell Dr. Bell has been practicing at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic since 2002. She received her medical degree from medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and completed her Family Medicine residency at The University of Texas – Houston. Dr. Bell is board certified in her specialty. She is an Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine and practices at Kelsey-Seybold's Houston Center. 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.