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February Is American Heart Health Month

CWA Local 4250/CTU #16
Women's and Community Services Committee

American Heart Health Month

February is mostly known for Valentine's Day, but it is also American Heart Health month.

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer in the world. Stroke ranks second globally and is a leading cause of severe disability. Too many families are losing loved ones of all ages. Each year, these diseases kill more than 786,000 Americans, which is larger than the population of several states (Alaska, North Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming). Some form of cardiovascular disease affects more than one in every three adult Americans. Many suffer terribly from disabilities caused by these diseases. The American Heart Association wants everyone to understand the threat – and to know that cardiovascular diseases and stroke are largely preventable. Risks can be lowered by adhering to what we call Life’s Simple 7: not smoking, being physically active, maintaining a healthy body weight, eating a healthy diet, controlling blood pressure, controlling cholesterol and controlling blood sugar.

The Women's and Community Services Committee will be mailing out a pamphlet and a Emergency Action Wallet Card to all members in February.

Debra Slimko
Project Chairperson

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