February Is National Heart Month
has been proclaimed as National Heart Month.
to the American Heart Association (AHA), while heart disease and stroke
kill one in every 3.7 men, one in 2.4 women lose their lives to heart
disease and stroke – the no. 1 and no. 3 killers of women. By
way of comparison, breast cancer kills one in 29 women.
AHA is celebrating National Heart Month with a series of Go Red For
Women events. The Go Red For Women campaign funds research around women
and heart disease and stroke, and it aims to educate women so that they
can lead longer, healthier lives.
Red For Women uses the color red and the red dress as a symbol of the
ability all women have to improve their heart health and live stronger,
longer lives, the AHA said.
campaign began in February 2004 and has grown into a national movement
as more women, men, celebrities, healthcare professionals and
politicians have joined movement to promote education about heart
movement gives women tips and information on healthy eating, exercise
and risk factor reduction, such as smoking cessation, weight
maintenance, blood pressure control and blood cholesterol management.
sign up for the Go Red For Women program by visit www.americanheart.org
or call 1-888-MY-HEART to receive educational information and a red
more information on American Heart Association, visit www.americanheart.org.