Happy Heart Month

February UCS Nurse News

Elizabeth Banks in "Just a Little Heart Attack"

American Heart Month

Heart disease is the #1 cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, at least 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.

However, there is good news! Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for people to make healthier choices.

How can American Heart Month make a difference?

We can use this month to raise awareness about heart disease and how people can prevent it — both at home and in the community.

At home, make healthier substitutions to reduce fat, sodium and sugar.

In the community, spread the word about strategies for preventing heart disease and encourage people to live heart healthy lives.

Prevention is Key!

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Risk Factors

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Heart disease in women, specifically, often goes undetected. The fact is: Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute!

Ladies! Educate yourself to lower your risk of heart disease!

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Get Moving!