September 9, 2019 -- Did you know that in 2017, nearly 300,000
women (1 in every 5) died of heart disease? Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women
in the United States.
From 1 to 3 p.m. on
Sunday, Sept. 29, Delilah Renegar, MD, DC,
will lead a presentation on “Cardiovascular
Disease and Women” as part of the Women’s Health Symposium at Logan University.
She will be addressing
heart health for women, the risk factors in both the general population as well
as the gender-specific risk factors for cardiovascular disease, various forms
of heart disease for women and the most effective lifestyle interventions.
“Heart disease is harder to treat in women
often due to the more subtle symptoms,” said Dr. Renegar. “Chiropractic physicians,
with our hands-on approach, are in a unique position as primary care providers
to recognize these changes in our patients. We provide continuity of care,
emphasize prevention and educate our patients on what to look for so they can
seek more timely care when it is needed.”
Renegar has been practicing internal medicine since 1989. She earned
her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Central Florida, graduating
with honors. After receiving her Doctor of Chiropractic degree at the National
University of Health Science (where she was awarded the Joseph Janse
“Outstanding Graduate” award), Dr. Renegar received her medical degree,
graduating summa cum laude from the University of Arts, Science and Technology.
Prior to joining the Aligned Modern Health team as the director
of functional medicine in 2019, Dr. Renegar was in private practice in the far
western suburbs of Chicago. In addition to her current role at Aligned Modern
Health, she serves on the post-doctoral faculty of both National University of
Health Sciences and the University of Western States, and is a member of the
American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Her special interests include
preventive health, education and motivation.
Logan University’s Department of
Postgraduate Education is proud to host the first ever ACA
Women’s Council Women’s Health Symposium. To learn more and register,
please visit logan.edu/healthsymposium.