Monday, February 14, 2011

Since we're talking Valentines... it's American Heart Month

Happy Valentine's Day - hope all the lovers have a happy day and all the aspiring lovers find something to make their hearts go pitter patter as well...

And since we're discussing hearts - did you know that February is American Heart Month? Heart Disease is still the leading cause of death in the United States. The most common heart disease in the United States is coronary heart disease, which often appears as a heart attack. In 2010, an estimated 785,000 Americans had a new coronary attack, and about 470,000 had a recurrent attack. About every 25 seconds, an American will have a coronary event, and about one every minute will die from one.

Even more shocking only 55 percent of women realize heart disease is their No. 1 killer and less than half know what are considered healthy levels for cardiovascular risk factors like blood pressure and cholesterol. 

That's why I'm not only asking you to take a second to learn the Warning Signs of a Heart Attack, I'm also asking you to support The Go Red For Women movement. Visit the site to find out ways to support the movement and learn ways to lower your risk.


So one this day of love... have a heart and make sure yours will be working well for a long, long time. Enjoy the day!

2 comments:

cocoaeyecandy said...

Nicely done. Way to make this day about more than roses and candy!!

Rose M. Smith said...

Nice one!

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