Wednesday, February 9, 2011

American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. The month of February is dedicated to increasing awareness of heart disease and increasing knowledge about prevention. As an approved American Heart Association training center, Life First TC is passionate about educating our community on this topic. Here are a few tips to put you on the right path to a healthy heart:

1. Know the risk factors of heart disease. Identify ways that you can improve your own chances for living a healthy life-free of cardiovascular disease.

2. Know the warning signs of a heart attack so that you can recognize them quickly and get immediate medical attention.

3. See your physician for regular check-ups even when you are feeling well. If you have any history of heart disease or risk factors of heart disease, talk with your doctor about what tests you may want to do to keep an eye on your heart.

4. Learn CPR and how to use an AED and encourage everyone you know to do the same.

Life First TC will be offering a FREE CPR certification course in honor of American Heart Month. The course will be at our Stockton training center on Feb. 19th. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

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