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American Heart Month 2024

February is American Heart Month

American Heart Month 2024 Press Release

Free Blood Pressure Screening Clinics

Education & Resources

National Wear Red Day 2024

The first Friday of February, is National Wear Red Day. NVHD wore red to help raise awareness about the number 1 killer of women: cardiovascular disease. ❤️
According to the 2022 Valley Community Index (our most recent community health assessment), during 2015-2021, the Valley had 1,403 lives lost due to heart disease (and stroke), which was higher than the state average of 1,186. It continues to be one of the top five reasons for premature death in our region.
From the American Heart Association:
  • Fact: Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. It’s a third of our mothers, sisters, friends, neighbors, coworkers and more. It’s a third of the women we can’t bear to live with it.
  • Fact: Cardiovascular disease impacts some women at higher rates than others, but the simple truth is that most cardiovascular diseases can still be prevented with education and healthy lifestyle changes.
  • Fact: Heart disease and stroke can affect a woman at any age, making it vital for all women to understand their personal risk factors and family history. Women can also experience unique life events that can impact their risk, including pregnancy and menopause. Furthermore, research shows that stress may impact health, making it important for women to understand the mind-body connection and how to focus on improving both their physical health and mental well-being.
  • Fact: Losing even one woman to cardiovascular disease is too many.

 


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