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Nurses and American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month

by Howard Gerber on February 9, 2012

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What better time to raise heart health awareness than the month that has an entire day devoted to love. Hearts will be everywhere this month making it easy to find decorations and inexpensive ways to bring heart health to your client’s attention.

Heart Disease

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer of women in America. It kills more women than all forms of cancer combined partially because it is underdiagnosed. Cardiovascular disease is the overall leading cause of death in America according to the CDC. The easiest way to reduce this number is to raise awareness among the general population. Million Hearts is a government initiative with the goal of preventing 1 million strokes and heart attacks in the United States over the next 5 years. The website has a variety of tools for individuals and health care providers and also allows individuals to pledge to change their lifestyles in order to improve their overall heart health. [continue reading…]

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