Today is National Wear Red Day! You may be asking yourself, what does that mean? Well, National Wear Red Day occurs annually on the first Friday in February. It is an initiative of the American Heart Association to raise awareness about the risk of heart disease among women.
Today is the day. By midnight tonight (Colorado time), I will have completed my write-a-thon. Typical me, I’m pushing it right down to the wire with a full ten hours left to write. Yes, one-third of the total of goal of thirty hours remains. Those of you who have been reading the blog for a while know how I feel about deadlines. Scary, exhilarating, thrilling, motivating. Tonight, for example, I completed...more
While the American Heart Association's new guidelines for sugar consumption did not get the same level of media attention as Surgeon General Luther L. Terry's 1964 landmark report on the health hazards of smoking cigarettes, the sugar guidelines have the potential of doing to the food industry what Surgeon General's report did to the tobacco industry.
This year's Heart Walk is this Saturday, November 1, 2008.
Everyone knows someone affected by heart disease or stroke. I will be walking in this year’s Heart Walk in honor of my father, my father-in-law, both of my grandmothers, and many other friends and family affected by heart disease and stroke.
According to research reported at the American Heart Association's Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Annual Conference 2008, low levels of vitamin D may be a factor in peripheral arterial disease (PAD).
Studies conducted by the American Heart Association indicate that low levels of vitamin D may be associated with an increased risk for PAD, which occurs when the arteries in a person's legs narrow or become clogged with fat. The association estimates that 8 million Americans are affected by PAD.
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