MUW hosts third annual heart health symposium


COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – Mississippi University for Women welcomed the third annual “Imagine, Inspire,and Challenge” Symposium for researchers and medical professionals.

Dr. Julius Kato, of Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle, kicked off the morning with a presentation of “Wearable Technology”.

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Heart disease can start around the age of 10 and is the number one killer worldwide of men, women and children.

Researchers say don’t ignore your heart. Take your medicine regularly, eat healthier and see your doctor.

With more women dying from heart disease, especially in the South, Dr. Taylor said to make sure you are being taken care of and treated fully.

“If you have a hear attack, and can get to the doctor in half an hour, the doctor can save a lot of your heart. We measured cholesterol and people in their 20’s who came in here we had five times the normal level of high cholesterol,” said Dr. Taylor.

Dr. Taylor said most people in the U.S ignore the signs of heart disease, leaving them with a more of an issue.

If you show signs of heart disease, make an appointment with your doctor immediately.