February is American Heart Awareness Month

February is American Heart Awareness Month

February 03, 2020

Currently heart disease is the number one cause of death to people in the United States. Heart health is an important topic for people of all ages and genders to consider. Many people associate heart disease with older people, however, in recent years obesity, vaping, and other risk factors are now causing heart disease to be commonly diagnosed in the younger generation.

Educate yourself and your family on risk factors for heart disease, prevention and heart attack symptoms. The links below are wonderful resources. Education is key in preventing heart disease. Recognize February as American Heart Awareness Month and do your part by educating, advocating, donating or volunteering!

American Heart Association: heart.org

Professional Heart Daily: professional.heart.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov/heartdisease/american_heart_month.htm

Go Red for Women: goredforwomen.org

The White House: whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-american-heart-month-2020