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February is American Heart Month Awareness

History on when this started:

Traditionally the month for lovers and all things heart-related, February also reminds us to take care of our heart. It is American Heart Month.

The annual celebration began in 1963 to encourage Americans to join the battle against heart disease. A presidential proclamation pays tribute each year to researchers, physicians, public health professionals and volunteers for their tireless efforts in preventing, treating and researching heart disease, which is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S.

Hospitals and health systems around the country celebrate American Hearth Month by helping to raise awareness in their communities about heart disease. Staff wear red and volunteers knit or crochet pint-sized red hats for newborns. They hold free screenings and heart health awareness events.

AHA News (Will open up in a new tab)

The clinic is offering free blood pressure screenings and literature. Please note the date/time below (Additional times may become available):

February 8th, between 10:00AM-2:00PM, the clinic will offer free blood pressure screenings to Our Community.

Ways to get involved:
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (Will open up in a new tab)
Healthfinder.GOV (Will open up in a new tab)
Blood Pressure 101 – QUIZ (Will open up in a new tab)
Do you know how to measure your blood pressure? – QUIZ (Will open up in a new tab)

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