Join me for our Monthly MeetUp for Women with Heart Disease

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Join me at Rush/WomenHeart of Chicago West at our next meeting hosted by Rush Heart Center for Women. 

This patient support group is for women, of all ages, with or at risk for heart disease.


Rush Oak Park Hospital’s Medical Office Building

2nd Floor, Room 2000, 610 S Maple St., Oak Park, IL

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 (6-7:30PM)


Speaker: Dr. Lynne Braun, PhD, RN, CNP, Professor, Dept. of Adult and Gerontological Nursing, Rush

University College of Nursing,

Topic: Stress Management


Dr. Lynne Braun is a nurse practitioner in the Rush Heart and Vascular Institute, focusing on preventive cardiology and women and heart disease. She is also a Professor in the Department of Adult Health and Gerontological Nursing in the Rush College of Nursing. She completed a PhD in Nursing Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1990, and a post-masters certificate as an Adult Nurse Practitioner from Rush University in 1997. She has been on faculty and has held a practice position at Rush University Medical Center since 1980. Her clinical and research interests include cardiovascular risk reduction, exercise, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension management. She served as co-investigator for 3 research grants funded by the National Institutes of Health, currently, a study entitled, “Reducing Health Disparity in African American Women: Adherence to Physical Activity.”  She is Past President of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association. Dr. Braun has been an active volunteer for the American Heart Association since 1980 in numerous capacities. Most recently, she served on the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association of Metropolitan Chicago, Medical Leadership Committee for Chicago’s Go Red Luncheon, Illinois Advocacy Committee, and is Chairperson of the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing. Dr. Braun is regular speaker at the AHA Scientific Sessions on topics related to cardiovascular disease prevention. She is a co-author of four AHA/ACC Scientific Statements, the AHA/ACC statement on Performance Measures for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, and 2 AHA clinical practice guidelines. Dr. Braun is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, the American Heart Association, the Institute of Medicine of Chicago, the National Lipid Association, and the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 (6-7:30PM)

imgresSpeaker: Dr. Neelum T. Aggarwal, MD, Cognitive Neurologist, Rush Memory Clinic, Rush University Medical Center

Topic: “Pump” Brain and Cognition


An Associate Professor in the Department of Neurological Sciences at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and a steering committee member at Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study Group, Dr. Aggarwal, is a cognitive neurologist with particular interest in all types of dementia (Alzheimer’s disease, fronto temporal dementia, vascular dementia and Lewy body dementia). In addition to her active clinical practice, she continues to conduct original research in a variety of large scale community-based studies. She is the co-investigator on multiple grants funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA). In addition, she is a speaker to many community and business organizations that seek to gain a better understanding of the changes—cognitively and physically—in the aging process, and is an advisor for community-based and minority health initiatives.

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