A Singing Valentine for Heart Health

Feb 14, 2011

PRINCETON, N.J. - On Valentine's Day, the holiday of hearts, Princeton HealthCare System is sending Central New Jersey residents a singing telegram with an important medical message.

The 90-second video Valentine features Docapella, a quartet of harmonious doctors, singing "Heart of My Heart" over a series of images reminding people, even as they enjoy the special day with a special someone, to take care of their hearts.

The heart-healthy tips focus on eating habits, exercise, smoking cessation - which also makes kissing all the more enjoyable - and stress reduction.

"A video Valentine seemed like the perfect vehicle for this message," said Carol Norris, PHCS Vice President for Marketing and Public Affairs. "Princeton HealthCare System is committed to community education and promoting healthy living at every stage of life. On a day when everyone is thinking of hearts, what better time could there be to remind people to keep their hearts healthy?"

The Docapella quartet in the video includes three physicians on staff at PHCS: John F. Hagaman, a specialist in cardiovascular disease; Victor D. Iturbides, an internist; and Robert "Buzz" Berger, a radiologist. The fourth singer in the video, Fred Hughson, Ph.D., is a molecular biology professor at Princeton University.

View the video Valentine on the PHCS Web site at or visit YouTube:

For more information, or to find a physician in your area, call 1-888-PHCS4YOU. A schedule of heart-healthy events for February, American Heart Month, is available at