Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Heart Month Recognized by Nation's Leaders

February is American Heart Month. Check out what our leaders in Washington have to say...

"Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Its victims are women and men, and people of all backgrounds and ethnicities, in all regions of our country. Although heart disease is one of our Nation's most costly and widespread health problems, it is among the most preventable. During American Heart Month, we rededicate ourselves to fighting this disease by improving our own heart-healthy habits, and by raising awareness in our homes and our communities." -President Obama's American Heart Month Proclamation

To read the full proclamation, visit the White House website.

"This American Heart Month, talk with your doctor about your personal risk for heart disease and the steps to take to lower it. By encouraging all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle, we can reduce the threat of heart disease and become a healthier country." -Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' Heart Month Statement

To read the full statement, visit the HHS website.

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