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February is American Heart Month


Healthy habits can lead to a healthy heart

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S.?

American Heart Month is observed during February to raise awareness about the importance of a healthy heart and to encourage healthy habits that help reduce the risk of heart disease.

Additionally, the first Friday in February is National Wear Red Day. On this day, people across the country don the color red to bring greater attention to heart disease.

If we know the risks, we can all do what it takes to help protect our hearts.American Heart Month

Be aware of early signs

Heart disease is a serious condition, no matter how it presents itself. Knowing the risks and warning signs can help you keep an eye out for any problems. Read this to know the early signs of heart disease.

Heart-healthy tips for seniors

Here are seven smart heart-healthy tips to help seniors take care of their hearts and reduce the risk of heart disease. If you are caring for an aging parent, here is some advice you can give them to promote well-being and help them live a healthy lifestyle.

Small changes can lead to a lifetime of heart health

If you are concerned about the heart health of a loved one, or if you’re a family caregiver who needs to attend to your own well-being, pay attention to these seven improvements that could help you live a long, productive, healthy life.

Check out these American Heart Month tools and resources from the CDC.

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NIH) shares these helpful resources to encourage others to practice self-care and protect their hearts.

The American Heart Association encourages you to ‘Reclaim your rhythm’ during American Heart Month in February.


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