National Women’s Heart Health Day

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Heart Disease is the number one killer of women in the United States. In recognition of this fact, the third Friday in February has been designated National Women’s Heart Health Day. In 2013, we observe this important event on February 15th.

  • Go Red for Women — Heart Disease is the number one cause of death in women as well as men. Find out what you can do to reverse this trend at Go Red for Women.
  • I am Women Heart — This site from the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease provides information about support services for women with heart disease. It also includes listings of events, educational resources, recipes and more aimed at prevention and early detection of heart disease.
  • Heart Health and Stroke — Information about risk factors, symptoms, and prevention for both heart disease and stroke from the Womenshealth.gov Website
  • Coronary Heart Disease — Learn about heart attack symptoms from MGH Heart Center specialists
  • Heart Healthy Women — Information on identifying symptoms of heart attack and heart disease, educational resources, and personal stories from women with heart disease
  • The Human Heart — An online exploration of the anatomy of the human heart, its development, structure and functioning from the Franklin Institute. The site also includes health tips, resources and classroom activities
  • Keep the Beat — Nutrition information and heart healthy recipes from the National Institutes of Health
  • Delicious Decisions – Recipes and tips from the American Heart Association
  • Heart Healthy Diet Recipes and Menus — A “selection of tasty, heart healthy recipes” from the EatingWell Website
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