Monday, January 31, 2011

American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month. The American Heart Association focuses on women this month with their "Go Red for Women" campaign. A few facts about women and heart disease: 
  • Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women age 20 and over, killing approximately one woman every minute.
  • More women die of heart disease than the next four causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer.
  • 1 in 3 American women die of heart disease, compared to 1 in 30 women that die of breast cancer.
  • Ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease.
  • Eighty percent of cardiac events in women may be prevented if they make the right choices for their hearts, involving diet, exercise and abstinence from smoking.*
For information about heart disease, prevention, and treatment, visit the 616.1, 616.12, and 616.123 call numbers @ your library branch.

From the library website,( you can access through the LA state online resources the following databases that will cover not only heart health, but overall health:
Consumer Health Complete,
Teen Health and Wellness,
and health and medicine resources found in the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

On the web, visit,, or

*Facts and logo provided by

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