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Heart Fact #28

Your Heart fact for February 28th. Uncovering family history can help you to better understand your risk for heart disease. If you have a blood relative with heart disease or a risk factor for genetic heart disease, your risk for developing it significantly increases. Since this is a leap there will be an additional Heart... Read more »

Heart Fact #27

Your Heart fact for February 27th. Smoking is the single most preventable cause of death in the United States. If you smoke cigarettes (or cigars), you have a higher risk of illness and death from heart attack, stroke and other diseases. So if you don’t smoke, don’t start. If you do smoke, love your heart... Read more »

Heart Fact #25

Your Heart Fact for February 25th. The American Heart Association is second only to the federal government as a source of funding for cardiovascular and stroke research.  

Heart Fact #21

Your heart fact for February 21st. Some heart attacks are sudden and intense, causing someone to gasp dramatically, clutch her heart and drop to the ground. No one has any doubts about what’s happening. But most heart attacks start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. Often the people affected aren’t sure what’s wrong and wait... Read more »

Heart Fact #20

Heart Fact for February 20th. One of the best ways to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease is to start getting regular, moderate exercise, at least 30 minutes a day, most days of the week. Even if you are not training for a marathon and running for the American Heart Association, you should exercise 4 days... Read more »

Heart Fact #17

Your heart fact for February 17th. This year about 1.2 million Americans will have a first or repeat coronary attack. About 452,000 of them will die. Coronary heart disease is our nation’s leading cause of death.

Heart Fact #8

Heart fact for February 8th. Stroke is the No. 4 killer and a leading cause of disability in the United States. Each year, about 795,000 Americans have a new or repeat stroke (1 every 40 seconds); est. 7 million survivors alive in 2007.

Heart Fact #5

I want to thank everyone who joined us today for our second annual Fun Run.  I enjoyed meeting a lot of you and listening to your reasons for why you want to Run with Heart this year.  Best of luck to all Heart fact of the day: The total estimated direct & indirect cost of... Read more »

AHA Run with Heart

I have always been a runner.  In 1989 after running countless 5 and 10K’s I decided to pick up the pace and train for and run a marathon.  Back then there were not really the training programs there are today.  GU, Shot Blocks, Cliff shots, were non-existent.  We had Power Bars and lemon lime Gatorade,... Read more »