WACO, Texas — Baylor Scott & White health aimed to educate the public on heart disease and heart failure Saturday.

The healthcare system held a seminar discussing the topics at its Hillcrest facility in Waco.

Speakers, doctors, nurses, dietitians and other professionals went to the seminar to teach the signs, medications and prevention strategy of heart failure.

"Because heart failure affects over 5 million adults in the U.S., and over about a half-million people are diagnosed every year in the U.S. for heart failure, it's touching someone," said Dr. Albert Hicks, medical director of the Advanced Heart Failure, Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support program at Baylor Scott & White's facility in Temple.  "Even in this community, i take care of many family members, friends, colleagues."

Hicks said the goal of Saturday's seminar was for people to walk away knowing how they can lead a heart-healthy lifestyle.

Visit the American Heart Association website for more information on the diseases.