Written by Jenna Santiago, Care Connections Coordinator
Heart Disease: The Basics
Did you know that heart disease kills one person every 40 seconds?
Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death in the United States. Heart Disease Facts from the CDC.
Wear Red and Give –Go Red for Women! Heart disease is the #1 killer of women. Friday, February 5, 2021 is National Wear Red Day. Go Red!
Do you know what the risks are for heart disease? The Heart Truth - Educate Yourself.
ABCs of Heart Disease
Did you know having high blood pressure or cholesterol, smoking or diabetes can increase your risk for heart disease and heart attack.
Assess Your Risk. Use the Mayo Clinic’s heart disease risk calculator. Bring the results to your doctor’s appointment for discussion.
Check Your Blood Pressure. Understanding Blood Pressure Readings.
Healthy Cholesterol starts with healthy eating habits. Check out these heart healthy recipes.
Manage Your Diabetes. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases shares more than 50 ways to prevent Type 2 Diabetes.
Exercise!! Being physically active is an important way to help prevent heart disease. 5 ways to add physical activity to your day.
Heart Failure: It Can Happen to You
Did you know one out of every five people will develop heart failure? Most can prevent it.
What is heart failure? A problem with how your heart pumps.
How to help prevent heart failure.
Heart Disease and Women
Did you know that cardiovascular disease kills almost half a million women annually?
Join the Go Red for Women sisterhood.
Heart disease kills 6 times as many women as breast cancer. Take this quiz to determine if you are at risk.