VAIL — Dr. Jeffrey L. Boone has a goal: to eradicate heart disease within his lifetime. After three decades in preventive medicine, he is closer than ever to reaching that goal. With new technology and treatment advances surfacing everyday, medical professionals and specialists can now detect and aggressively treat the world’s No. 1 killer before a patient ever experiences an adverse event. During his free lecture on Friday, Boone presents his case for why no one should ever have a heart attack or stroke.
As one of the healthiest states in the nation according to an annual state-by-state assessment published jointly by the United Health Foundation, American Public Health Association and Partnership for Prevention (www.americashealthrankings.org), Boone believes Colorado can be a beacon of heart health for the rest of America and ultimately the world. He feels, however, that change will happen through communities, business leaders and individuals, not hospitals and insurance companies. And he is on a mission to educate.
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH
Boone’s gift for illustrating complex medical concepts with real-world stories, analogies and jokes makes this presentation far from the average health care seminar. Through the lens of prevention, Boone also provides his unique view of the state of healthcare and the inherent flaws of a system built upon failure. During this special presentation, Boone offers attendees the opportunity to take control of their own health in an often confusing and inefficient healthcare system.
As an added benefit, the Boone Heart Institute will provide free carotid-IMT testing to all conference attendees. This cutting edge testing — a non-invasive, 15-minute preventive procedure — is immensely valuable in assessing risk for cardiovascular disease and goes hand-in-hand with Boone’s presentation. The test provides a window into individual cardiovascular health, assessing risk for heart disease. The American Heart Association has recommended carotid-IMT testing for all Americans over age 45.
To learn more, join Boone at the Vail Vitality Center on Friday at 6 p.m. for his presentation The Eradication of Heart Attack and Stroke. The lecture is offered free of charge, though registration is appreciated. For information and registration, contact the Vail Vitality Center at 970-476-7721 or visit www.vailvitalitycenter.com.