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Big heart for the fair

Big heart for the fair

Emanuel Medical Center is coming back to the Stanislaus County Fair this summer with its walk-through heart exhibit.


POSTED July 11, 2012 3:14 p.m.

Emanuel Medical Center is coming back to the Stanislaus County Fair this summer with its walk-through heart exhibit.
Emanuel's popular heart exhibit is a nine-foot-tall anatomical heart that is 20 feet long and 15 feet wide. The walk-through exhibit will be located near the Charter Family Fun Stage throughout the 10-day fair. The giant walk-through heart educates fair visitors about heart function and heart health.
"Last year we had 20,649 visitors tour our heart exhibit at this fair," said Pennie Rorex, Emanuel's assistant vice president for corporate communication and marketing. "We've added new features to the heart exhibit to educate people about the signs and symptoms of heart attacks, so even if you visited the heart last year, it is worth stopping by again."
The new heart attack questions come as Emanuel is expanding its community outreach and education efforts and promoting a program called Early Heart Attack Care to reduce the number of deaths caused by heart disease.
Early heart attack symptoms can include:
• Pain that travels down one or both arms
• A feeling of pressure, burning, aching or tightness in the chest
• Shortness of breath
• Jaw pain
• Fatigue
• Anxiety
• A feeling of fullness
• Back pain
• Arm pain or weakness

 

 

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