American Heart Month

Promoting awareness in its 48th year, the American Heart Association is going red for American Heart Month.?á Did you know that Heart Disease is the No. 1 killer of women ages 20 and older and more women die of heart disease more than the next four causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer??á In America, an estimated 2,200 die each day due to heart related disease. By doing away with smoking, increasing physical activity, reducing cholesterol in diet and losing weight will help to prevent heart disease.

Warning signs of heart disease include but are not limited to:

  • Chest discomfort
  • Shortness of breath
  • Discomfort in other areas of the upper body
  • Breaking out in a cold sweat, lightheadedness & nausea

Expand your knowledge

Take a peek at an interactive tool with the Heart Attack Risk Calculator to measure your risk of heart disease in the next 10yrs.

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