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St. Mary
 
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  • Director
    Regional Heart Institute at St. Mary's Medical Center
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"People tend to wait when they ...
stmarys.stmaryscyberknife.org, 11 Aug 2010 [cached]
"People tend to wait when they think they might be having a heart attack, and that's a mistake," said Binnie Howard, director of St. Mary's Regional Heart Institute.
HUNTINGTON -- Binnie Howard ...
www.wowktv.com, 11 Oct 2009 [cached]
HUNTINGTON -- Binnie Howard said she sees wonders every day at work.
Howard, a registered nurse who serves as director of the Regional Heart Institute at St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington, said a program designed to boost local children's health is working wonders.
"We've seen a big decrease in the blood pressure and cholesterol numbers for the young people in our HEART program," Howard said. "We're doing a lot of good."
Trouble is, the program known as HEART, an acronym for Helping Educators Attack Risk cardiovascular factors Together, can reach only a fraction of the number of West Virginia youth at risk for developing heart disease, Howard pointed out. Funding for the program is provided by the hospital's foundation.
"There is such a huge need," Howard said.
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"We encourage children to take part in a walking program and they get rewarded for making healthy food choices," Howard said. "We take them to the grocery store and teach them how to read food labels. We offer cooking classes so that the young people can learn how to prepare meals that are good for them."
During the initial 12-week program, instructors also guide the young people in learning about healthy snacking, portion control and how to choose wisely when dining at fast-food restaurants, Howard said. Participants also try out a wide range of exercise options such as volleyball, flag football, Dance Dance Revolution, Tai Chi and Zumba.
Once the 12 weeks end, participants may enter a one-year maintenance program in which they set personal fitness goals and periodically meet with a dietitian and exercise coach. They also can continue to use the hospital's wellness facility for workouts.
Howard said she continues to work to secure additional funding to expand the program.
"I want to be able to offer this kind of help to any child anywhere," she said.
"We're honored to again be recognized ...
www.st-marys.org, 5 May 2010 [cached]
"We're honored to again be recognized as a leader in advanced heart care," said Binnie Howard, RN, director of St. Mary's Regional Heart Institute.
St. Mary's Medical Center - St. Mary's Go Red for Women Luncheon Raises Awareness About Heart Disease
stmarys.stmaryscyberknife.org, 18 Jan 2010 [cached]
The luncheon is part of an ongoing effort to raise awareness and funds to fight heart disease, according to Binnie Howard, director of the St. Mary's Regional Heart Institute. This year's event, at noon on Friday, Feb. 5, will be the third luncheon hosted by the AHA and St. Mary's in Huntington. Howard said more than 100 women typically attend the luncheon, which will include a speaker and may offer a fashion show.
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Howard said the luncheon will provide women with information for how they can improve their lifestyles to prevent heart disease. "Unfortunately, most women take better care of their families than themselves," Howard said.
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Howard also thinks the reason many women don't seek medical attention is because they're worrying about other people. "You tend to put off your own health and don't take care of yourself," she said.
Program speakers will discuss "Women's ...
www.herald-dispatch.com, 3 Feb 2009 [cached]
Program speakers will discuss "Women's Health Issues" by Binnie Howard of St. Mary's and "Exercising Your Way to Heart Health" by Marj Weigel, P.T.
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