Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. We can use this month to raise awareness about heart disease and how people can prevent it — both at home and in the community. Make a difference in your community: Spread the word about strategies for preventing heart disease and encourage people to live heart healthy lives.
February is American Heart Month.The leading cause of death in the United States continues to be cardiovascular disease (CVD), which includes heart disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and stroke. Both men and women have heart attacks, but more women who have heart attacks die from them. Treatments can limit heart damage but they must be given as soon as possible after a heart attack starts. Ideally, treatment should start within one hour of the first symptoms.
If you are working in medical assisting, or any other health profession, you know that optimum health cannot be achieved without some hard work and dedication. However, it is possible to “cheat” your way to better health and even happiness if you know how to do a few of the little things that can add up to big changes. No matter your career path, current level of health or degree of contentment with your life, here are 25 things you can do to “cheat” your way to increased happiness, health and wellness.
In February this year, First Lady Michelle Obama announced what she called a “very ambitious” program to end childhood obesity. This nationwide campaign, called “Let’s Move,” calls for initiatives that target parents and schools, and that provides information about nutrition and exercise, improving school food quality and making healthy foods affordable and accessible for families. This program also focuses on physical education. While these initiatives are commendable, how bad is the childhood obesity problem and are these initiatives worth pursuing?