Raising Awareness: Women and Heart Disease

Posted on February 4th, 2013

February is a month for hearts. Arguably the most important organ in our bodies, the heart deserves all the attention it gets. Let every heart you see this month remind you to take care of your own!

Heart disease is often associated with men. But women are also at risk.

Did you know…

Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 4 deaths each year?

Did you know…

Heart disease claimed the lives of more than 300,000 American women in 2008? (last year numbers are available)

Did you know…

We can make a difference?

February is American Heart Month. Friday, February 1st kicked off the month with National Wear Red Day, our chance to raise awareness about heart disease in women. The picture below is our Newton County Health Center Staff showing their support for National Wear Red Day.


Take the remainder of the month to learn about how proper diet and exercise build a strong heart.

For more information on heart disease in women, click on a link below:

The Heart Truth

The American Heart Association

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

®National Wear Red Day is a registered trademark of HHS and AHA.