UMass Amherst Will Host Seminar April 6 on Preventing Cardiovascular Disease in Women

AMHERST, Mass. - The Center for Research and Education in Women’s Health in the University of Massachusetts School of Public Health and Health Sciences will hold the second in a series of seminars on preventing cardiovascular disease in women through changes in personal behavior on Mon., April 6 at 4:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall.

Bess Marcus, associate professor of psychiatry and human behavior at the Brown University School of Medicine, will discuss "Enhancing Physical Activity: Participation in Community, Workplace, and Primary Care Settings." The talk will focus on strategies for helping inactive people increase their level of physical activity. Marcus was a contributing author to a recent surgeon general’s report on physical activity and health.

The series is sponsored by CIGNA HealthCare of Massachusetts and Connecticut. The talk is free and open to the public.