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Free Lunch and Learn program features Dr. Frances Ferguson

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News release from the Dougherty County Health Department

Dr. Frances Ferguson will be the keynote speaker as the Dougherty County Health Department observes American Heart Month on Feb. 5 with a free Lunch ‘N Learn program that includes a heart-healthy meal.

Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of men and women in the United States and a leading cause of disability, said Dougherty County Health Department Health Director Cheryl Henley.

"We hope to raise awareness of this devastating disease, educate the public on signs and symptoms and emphasize healthy behaviors that can help prevent it or reduce the risk of it," she said.

Since September, the Dougherty County Health Department has hosted a free lecture and lunch on the first Friday of the month.

While there is no cost to participate, to ensure seating is adequate and enough lunch is available, participants are asked to make reservations.

"We will accept reservations up to Feb. 4 at 5 p.m. For more information, or to register, please call 229-430-6230," Henley said.

The program will be held from noon until 1 p.m. in the Education Center at the Dougherty County Health Department, 1710 South Slappey Blvd.