Celebrate Heart Month 2019 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 & Walk

Saturday, February 23, 2019
7 a.m. Festivities and Late Registration | 8 a.m. Red Dress 5K Fun Run & Walk
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: No Refunds (A portion of the proceeds will go to the American Heart Association):
$20 now through February 3rd.
$30 February 4-22
$40 on race site!

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

Packet Pick-up:
Friday, February 22, 2019
12-noon - 6pm
Methodist Store Oak Hospital
1139 E. Sonterra Blvd. San Antonio, TX 78258

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!

Walker Wellness - Heart Healthy Eating – Striking a Balance

Friday, February 8, 2019 at 9 a.m.

Presented by: Rachel Beck, MD
Wonderland of the Americas Mall
1st Floor, Food Court
4522 Fredericksburg Rd., Balcones Heights, TX 78201

It seems like every year brings a new diet claiming to be the healthiest. Are they heart healthy? Join us as Dr. Rachel Beck discusses finding the right balance to heart healthy eating.

Other Information: Breakfast will be served. Event is FREE but registration is required.

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Healthy Heart Luncheon

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.

Presented by: John F. Canales, MD; Ramavathi Nandyala, MD;
Devang Patel, MD, FACC, FAHA

Northeast Methodist Hospital
(A Campus of Methodist Hospital)
12412 Judson Road, Live Oak, TX 78233
Community Health Center


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2019 Her Heart Luncheon

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 11:15 a.m.

Presented by: Michael Cavazos, MD
Methodist Texsan Medical Office Building
(A Campus of Methodist Hospital)
6700 IH-10 West, San Antonio, TX 78201
Event is in One Heart Plaza
(building next to hospital; free parking)

“ Managing Your Heart Health”

  • Hypertension updated guidelines
  • Lipid updated guidelines
  • What is a stress test and why do cardiologists order them?

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How to Spot a Stroke and What to Do - Vascular Health Luncheon

Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.

Presented by: Jeffrey Stein, MD
Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital
(A Campus of Methodist Hospital)
Classrooms 1 and 2
8026 Floyd Curl Dr, San Antonio, TX 78229

How to spot a stroke, what to do if you have symptoms related to carotid disease.

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American Heart Association’s 2018-2019 San Antonio Go Red For Women Summit

Thursday, February 7, 2019

The Witte Museum
3801 Broadway
San Antonio, Texas 78209

The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women luncheon continues to serve as the cornerstone event of the Go Red For Women movement in local communities. This empowering event focuses on preventing heart disease and stroke by promoting healthy lifestyles, building awareness and raising critically-needed funds to support research and education initiatives.

Marc Strode, Chief Executive Officer of Methodist Stone Oak Hospital, and his wife Paige Strode serve as this year’s co-chairs for the event.

Almost one third of deaths from coronary heart disease are attributable to smoking and secondhand smoke.

There are effective treatments that support tobacco cessation that are available for you.

Private Introductory & Interview session with the Treatment Specialist followed by:

  • Six Group Sessions
  • Sessions held at Outpatient Cardiopulmonary Rehab located at:
    4499 Medical Drive
    Methodist Plaza, Suite 255
    San Antonio, Texas 78229
  • Call 210-575-8235 for dates and times.

Coordinated by ATTUD* Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist.

Good for the Soul

Boot Scootin’ to Good Health: Line Dancing

Line dancing is a great way to exercise while having fun! You can find a complete list of line dancing classes sponsored by Methodist Healthcare at https://sahealth.com/util/forms/community/LineDanceClassesAroundSanAntonio.pdf

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.

A good laugh can be compared to a mild workout, as it exercises the muscles, gets the blood flowing, decreases blood pressure and stress hormones, improves sleep patterns and boosts the immune system.

Broadway Magic Series

If you are a member of 55PLUS® or WomanPlus®, you can purchase tickets directly by going to http://sanantonio.broadway.com/groups/promo/. 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.


Learn More About Heart Health

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