Monday, February 2, 2009

National Heart Month

In an effort to raise awareness of heart disease, Feburary is National Heart Month. Heart disease is the #1 killer in women in the United States.

Some surprising facts:

  • One in 4 women in the United States dies of heart disease, while 1 in 30 dies of breast cancer.

  • Twenty-three precent of women will die within 1 year after having a heart attack

  • Within 6 years of having a heart attack, about 46 percent of women become disabled with heart failure. Two-thirds of women who have a heart attack fail to make a full recovery.
    • February 6th is Wear Red Day! Take the opportunity to share any bit of heart prevention information with anyone who asks.

      For more information on prevention, awareness, and detection of Heart Disease go to

      Know the facts, because what you don't know can kill you.

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