The Bedford Fire Department members are wearing red to remind everyone that February is Heart Health Month!
Take care of your heart, and it will take care of you!
Did you know...
People will have a heart attack or die from coronary heart disease this year
Americans age 20 and older are living with coronary heart disease
People will have a stroke this year
Cardiac arrests occur outside a hospital each year
Adults have high blood pressure
Americans age 20 and older are living with heart failure
Rise in number of high blood pressure deaths between 2005 and 2015
Adults with Type 2 diabetes
Adults who smoked in 2015
People 40 and older are eligible for cholesterol-lowering statins
Adults were obese as of 2014
Source: “Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics—2018 Update: A Report from the American Heart Association,” Circulation (numbers rounded)
Below are some links that we recommend for further reading about heart health.