Did you know that heart disease is the #1 killer of women? In fact, more women die from heart disease than from all cancers combined, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the American Heart Association.Wear red in February for American Heart Month to help raise awareness about heart disease, but don’t stop there. Make sure you know the signs of a heart attack, ask your doctor questions about heart health, and learn how to lower your risk for heart disease. Click here to visit a page with a quick Risk Assessment tool online, where you plug in numbers and it will calculate your 10 year risk.

Awareness is key! Know the risk factors that may increase your chances of getting heart disease:

  • Alcohol
  • High blood cholesterol levels
  • Diabetes
  • Diet
  • Heredity
  • High blood pressure
  • Obesity
  • Physical inactivity
  • Tobacco use

Please be good to yourself and be aware! Spread the word about heart health with the women you love!