American Heart Month is a time to battle cardiovascular disease and educate Americans on what we can do to live heart-healthy lives.
Heart disease, including stroke, is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States.
You are at higher risk of heart disease if you are:
- A woman age 55 or older
- A man age 45 or older
- Or a person with a family history of early heart disease
Heart disease can be prevented. to keep your heart healthy:
- Watch your weight
- Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke
- control your cholesterol and blood pressure
- If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation
- Get active and eat healthy
- Talk to your doctor about taking aspirin every day if you are a man over the age of 45 or a woman over 55
- Manage stress
Stop by frequently for updates with information to help you keep your heart healthy.
Save the dates:
Sunday, February 5 at 2PM (Tickets required.) The Defibrillators will perform such favorites as I Survived a Triple Bypass(and then you broke my heart), Closing Down the Diner and much more!
On a more serious note (no pun intended) Valentines Day, February 14 at 4 PM the library will be presenting Healthy Heart. Dr. Thierry Duchetellier, Section Chief of Cardiology at Mercy medical Center, will discuss the warning signs or heart disease and the steps that you can take today to have a healthy heart.This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00003-C with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System.
posted by – Susan, Health Reference Services