February is Heart Health Month
By President Donna Orrico
February 12, 2018

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...

1 million
People will have a heart attack or die from coronary heart disease this year

16.5 million
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

103 million
Adults have high blood pressure

6.5 million
Americans age 20 and older are living with heart failure

38 percent
Rise in number of high blood pressure deaths between 2005 and 2015

23 million
Adults with Type 2 diabetes

15 percent
Adults who smoked in 2015

56 million
People 40 and older are eligible for cholesterol-lowering statins

38 percent
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.

Hyperlinks: American Heart Association
Women's Health
Quit Smoking
Attachment Eating Healthy.pdf  (9,116k)
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