American Heart Month

Cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, are our nation’s No. 1 killer. To urge Americans to join the battle against these diseases, since 1963 Congress has required the President to proclaim February “American Heart Month.”

  • February is American Heart Month — Information on heart disease prevention from the Centers for Disease Control
  • 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. Remember that February 5th is Wear Red Day
  • 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
  • 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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