U.S. Citizens To Observe American Heart Month In FebruaryFebruary 2nd, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez
Feb 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The citizens of United States would observe American Heart Month in February to raise awareness about heart diseases. Moreover, the medical centers all across the country would also observe Friday as the National Wear Red Day. American Heart Association’s recent survey shows that more than 82 million Americans suffer from cardiovascular diseases and at the same time near about 2,200 breathe their last owing to cardiovascular diseases every day.
The media outlets reported that most of the medical centers would host events on Friday and provide free cardiovascular checkups to the people. The visitors in every medical center will have to wear red on that day. The medical centers would also present donations to American Heart Association for its benefit. President Barack Obama has urged the nation to practice the “Big Four” healthy habits to avoid risks of heart diseases. Weatherford Regional Medical Center started their Heart Disease awareness month on Feb 1 with their free Healthy Women program. CEO of Weatherford Regional Medical Center, Cory Countryman said that the medical officials want the women of Parker Country understand about the consequences about heart disease so that they can take decisions about their health care along with their families.
The Citizens will observe American Heart Month to improve physical, emotional and fiscal well being for the women and their families that they care. Department of Health and Human Services’ Director Carlos Rivera said that above all, people should take heart diseases among women seriously and consider proper steps to prevent it as well. He said that the Government is taking necessary actions to provide women the “comprehensive health information” along with the services to help them deal with cardiovascular diseases.
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