February is American Heart Month

This month is American Heart Month through the National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute. Both the NIH and American Heart Association have some great resources to help educate Americans on cardiovascular disease and the importance of increasing your physical activity to ward off these diseases and improve your heart health. Below is just a handful of information and resources. Facts about heart disease and women:  Cardiovascular…

Posted on Feb. 18, 2021 in From Our Perspective

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

February 7-14, 2021 is Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Awareness Week. A CHD is a problem within the structure of the heart that is present at birth. There are many different types of CHDs, and they can vary from mild, such as a small hole in the heart, to severe, such as missing or poorly formed parts of the heart. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics…

Posted on Feb. 11, 2021 in From Our Perspective

World Cancer Day & National Cancer Prevention Month

Thursday, February 4th is World Cancer Day and the month of February has been named National Cancer Prevention Month. According to worldcancerday.org  “I Am and I Will” is the main theme for their 3-year campaign and this year is more important than ever to see together, all our actions matter. They continue to ask for personal commitment and individual action which will have an impact on…

Posted on Feb. 4, 2021 in From Our Perspective

January is National Blood Donor Month

January is National Blood Donor Month – when was the last time you donated? According to the Red Cross, 1 blood donation can help save up to 3 lives and can take as little as 8 – 10 minutes. The most common reasons people need blood transfusions are due to blood loss related to surgery, traumatic injuries (such as car accidents/natural disasters), and chronic illnesses (such…

Posted on Jan. 25, 2021 in From Our Perspective