Keep Your Heart Healthy for American Heart Month

The North Carolina Medical Society would like to remind its members that February is American Heart Month. Please take the time during this month to spread awareness to your colleagues, patients, friends and family, about the importance of heart health.

Several ways to do this includes encouraging healthy eating, consistent exercising and to promote an overall healthy lifestyle. You can also participate in the Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) Million Hearts™ campaign. This national initiative strives to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in the United States over the next five years. For those who are interested in participating in the campaign, simply follow the link above, and find out what you need to do to become a partner. Partners of the campaign help spread awareness, make sure those with high cardiac risk are receiving appropriate treatment, promote healthy diet and physical activity, and support smoke-free environments to reduce current and future cardiac risk.

Please do your part and spread the word about this campaign. Together we can make North Carolina, and the rest of the United States, a healthier place to live. The Million Hearts™ campaign is co-led by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

 
 

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