The Heart Truth

National Wear Red Day to Raise Awareness of the Dangers of Heart Disease

National Wear Red Day 2013

The Heart Truth is that, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, more American women die from heart disease than anything else. In fact, according to the latest statistics, 1-in-4 women who die, die from heart disease. Nearly 1-in-3 women n the U.S. have high blood pressure. Know the risk factors, know the warning signs, know the solutions. Then make a difference, share what you know and encourage others to be proactive in learning how to reduce the risks of this all to common killer.

Today is National Wear Red Day to promote heart health awareness, so wear red and urge women (and men) to protect their hearts.

The Healthy Heart Handbook for Women

The 122-page, full-color, 20th anniversary edition PDF download of The Healthy Heart Handbook for Women provides the most recent information on women’s heart disease and practical suggestions for reducing your own risk.

The 10 Commandments for a Healthy Heart

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has a Faith-Based Toolkit available for those who would like to share heart health information through activities in their faith communities.

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute offers many online resources and other informational tools. Do yourself and those you love a favor, learn more about the Heart Truth, heart disease risk factors and prevention, and put into action the simple steps that can lead to a longer, fuller life.


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