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Celebrate Heart Month 2017 with Methodist Healthcare

Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States, killing millions every year. This February, we invite you to stand up and make a heart-healthy change in your life. Join us all month long for informative, heartpumping events. Listen to experienced cardiologists, participate in a free women's heart health luncheon, take part in a Red Dress Fun Run & Walk 5k at Methodist Stone Oak Hospital in honor of those affected by heart disease.

Taking Care of Your Heart

Red Dress 5K Fun Run and Walk

Saturday, February 11
7 a.m. Festivities | 8 a.m. Red Dress 5K
Methodist Stone Oak Hospital
1139 E. Sonterra Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78258

Help us honor those affected by heart disease. Wear red or your favorite red dress and join us for the Red Dress 5K Run & Walk at Methodist Stone Oak Hospital. Along with Methodist Healthcare and the American Heart Association, your support will help the community lead healthier lives.

Entry Fee (all proceeds go to the American Heart Association):
$20 now through February 3rd.
$30 February 4-9
$40 on race site!

  • Enjoy refreshments and various educational areas
  • Pets on leashes welcome
  • This will be a timed race to better recognize the success of participants
  • Medals will be awarded to all participants


These events are FREE, but registration is required. Click to register online or RSVP by calling the Methodist Healthcare HealthLine at 210-575-0355. Seating is limited, so register today!

Heart of Your Health

Wednesday, February 8, Noon
Presented by: Michael Gonzales, MD
D.R. Semmes Family YMCA at TriPoint, Group Exercise Room
3233 N. St. Mary's, San Antonio, TX 78212

Everyone has heard that a healthy diet and lifestyle can significantly lower your risk for cardiovascular disease. But what does this actually mean? According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular diseases claim more lives than all forms of cancer combined. Learn about preventative measures and more from Dr. Gonzales as he teaches you about the HEART of your health.

Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)- What You Need to Know

Friday, February 10, 9 a.m.
Presented by Abe Martinez, MD
Bijou Cinema at Wonderland of the Americas Mall, Theater No. 2
4522 Fredericksburg Rd., Balcones Heights, TX 78201

Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) is common circulatory disorder in which the blood vessels and arteries are narrowed or blocked. Join Dr. Martinez, as he discusses the signs and symptoms of PVD.

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)- Is it Leg Pain? Or Circulatory?

Tuesday, February 14, 1 p.m.
Presented by: John Canales, MD
Northeast Methodist Hospital, Community Health Center
12412 Judson Rd., Live Oak, TX 78233

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) affects about 8.5 million Americans and causes poor blood flow to your limbs. Reduced blood flow can damage cells and tissue, and may be a sign of other circulatory problems. Join Dr. Canales to learn more about PAD and how to prevent and treat it.

Treating Aortic Stenosis through Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) A Less Invasive, Revolutionary Procedure

Wednesday, February 15, 11 a.m.
Presented by Daniel Donovan, MD
Fair Oaks Ranch Country Club, Main Dining Room
7900 Fair Oaks Parkway, Fair Oaks Ranch, TX 78015

Open heart surgery used to be the only option for those suffering from aortic stenosis in need of a valve replacement. A less invasive procedure is now being offered instead. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is a new and less invasive option for older, high risk, or no-operative patients. Dr. Donovan will discuss how this procedure has given new hope to so many.

Her Heart

Wednesday, February 22, Noon
Presented by: J. Marvin Smith III, MD
Methodist Texsan Hospital Medical Office Building, 2nd Floor
6800 IH-10 West, San Antonio TX, 78201

Pamper yourself with red wine and dark chocolate, as we discuss women and heart disease. Invite the women in your life to learn more about how heart disease affects women, while you dine on a delicious lunch, dark chocolate and red wine. You won't want to miss Her Heart!

Good for the Soul

Boot Scootin’ to Good Health: Line Dancing

Line dancing is a great way to exercise while having fun! Call the Methodist Healthcare HealthLine at 210-575-0355 or 800-333-7333 for details and a list of classes and locations. You can find a complete list of line dancing classes sponsored by Methodist Healthcare at

Diabetes Education Classes

Methodist Healthcare offers classes to help people manage their diabetes and improve their quality of life. For dates, times and locations for the classes, call the Methodist Healthcare HealthLine at 210-575-0355 or 800-333-7333.

Discounted Tai Chi Classes

Offered regularly with instructor Chiquita Picardo. Call 210-653-1866 for more information.

Yoga with Light Hand Weights

Regain youthful strength and flexibility. Call Gloria at 210-364-8859 for details.

Hand and Foot Cards

Hand and foot cards is played on Mondays from 1 to 4 p.m. at King of Kings Lutheran Church. Please contact Pauline Lizzote at 210-957-1038 for more information.

Broadway Magic Series

If you are a member of 55PLUS® or WomanPlus®, you can purchase tickets directly by going to . The password is 55WOMANPLUS. The website will show you what the ticket price is through Ticketmaster as well as the discounted ticket price. Discounts range from 15 to 40 percent. Unless otherwise noted, everyone needs a ticket, regardless of age. Please visit the website for prices and the most up-to-date listing of shows.

Josephine Theater

The Josephine Theater offers all shows at only $14 per ticket for 55PLUS® and WomanPlus® members. Major credit cards, debit cards, checks or in-person cash are accepted. Margie, our ticket coordinator, is available to answer questions or assist with ticket purchases Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 210-734-4646 for more information. Present your WomanPlus® or 55PLUS® membership card to purchase tickets at a discount.


Are you at risk for heart disease?

Download our HeartMatters® Magazine and take the Heart Risk Assessment. Find heart healthy diets and educational information about signs, symptoms, risk factors and treatment of heart disease.



Age is Just a Number:

“I thought I wanna live long enough to tap dance again, so I did.”

At 93-years-old Jeanne Froman proves age is just mind over matter. With the help of Dr. Jorge Alvarez, Cardiologist at Methodist Heart Hospital, Jeanne was back on her feet and dancing in no time! Watch to learn how the TAVR procedure saved her life.