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February is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month and an ideal time to promote heart-healthy activities throughout Indian Country. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

To raise awareness of heart disease in women, and help save lives every year, the first Friday in February is designated as National Wear Red Day. We encourage you to wear red this Friday, February 7, to bring attention to heart disease, which is the number one killer of women.

See the following websites for more information on "Go Red for Women."

https://www.goredforwomen.org/home/about-heart-disease-in-women/

Check out the cardiovascular risk calculator! This calculates the risk of having a heart attack in the next 10 years:

http://cvdrisk.nhlbi.nih.gov/

http://millionhearts.hhs.gov/index.html.

From the staff at the Red Lake Indian Health Service Hospital

 

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