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February is American Heart Health Month: Raising Awareness and Taking Action

Updated: 3 days ago

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February is all about hearts, and not just because of Valentine's Day! It's also American Heart Month, where we shine a spotlight on something really important: our heart health. Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of Americans? Yes, it's serious stuff. That's why back in 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared February as American Heart Month, and every president since then has kept up the tradition. This annual observance serves to educate and empower individuals to prioritize their heart health. As we navigate through the challenges of the ongoing pandemic, the significance of this month's message resonates more strongly than ever.

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Raising Awareness

This year, the American Heart Association's "Heart to Heart: Why Losing One Woman Is Too Many" campaign shines a light on the alarming statistic that 1 in 3 women are diagnosed with heart disease annually. Additionally, the first Friday of February, observed as National Wear Red Day, further amplifies awareness through the AHA's Go Red for Women initiative. So we're wearing red on the first Friday of February (that's Feb. 5), where news, anchors, and communities nationwide unite in wearing the color to show their support in the fight against heart disease.

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Navigating Challenges

Now, with everything going on with COVID-19, taking care of our hearts is super important. Studies show that the virus can affect our heart and blood vessels, so it's essential to look after ourselves. Plus, a lot of people have been avoiding going to the hospital for heart issues during the pandemic, which can make things worse. That's why the American Heart Association came up with the "Don't Die of Doubt" campaign – to remind everyone that hospitals are safe places, especially when it comes to the heart.


Prevention is Key

The good news? We can do a lot to keep our hearts healthy! By taking action and implementing simple habits like not smoking, eating well, staying active, taking good supplements, and going for check-ups can make a big difference.

By empowering women and men to listen to their hearts and advocate for their health, we pave the way for healthier communities and a brighter future for all.

Another option for prevention is to consider taking a CAC (Coronary Artery Calcium) test. A CAC test can measure the amount of calcium in your heart arteries and our calcium score gives the health care team an idea of how much plaque is in your heart arteries and may help predict your risk of a future heart attack. "Your CAC score can help you determine your risk of cardiovascular disease. It’s particularly helpful if you’re at “intermediate” risk. Source:

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So here's something interesting: did you know that olive leaf extract might be good for our hearts too? Some studies suggest that olive leaf extract could help with cardiovascular problems by reducing blood pressure and cholesterol levels. It's like nature's little secret weapon for a healthy heart! "Research shows that olive leaf extract helps prevent LDL (bad) cholesterol from building up in your arteries. This effect helps increase blood flow and lower blood pressure, reducing your risk of heart disease."  

Also, the oleuropein found in olive leaf extract has shown "cardioprotective effect against acute adriamycin cardiotoxicity and an anti-ischemic and hypolipidemic activities."

So, let's make this American Heart Month count! Wear red, spread the word, take care of your heart, and maybe even try adding some olive leaf extract to your routine. Together, we can keep those hearts beating strong.

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