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American Heart Month | Resources for Health Care Professionals

American Heart Month | Resources for Health Care Professionals

February is American Heart Month. As a health care professional or clinician, you are very aware of the dangers of hypertension. It can increase an individual's risk for heart disease and stroke and negatively affect other health outcomes. This toolkit, developed by...

February is American Heart Month – Cardiovascular Health For ALL

February is American Heart Month – Cardiovascular Health For ALL

Every year more than 600,000 Americans die from heart disease¹. The number one cause of deaths for most groups, heart disease affects all ages, genders and ethnicities. Risk factors include high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes and excessive alcohol...

Life Pressures Impact Blood Pressure and Increase Stroke Risk

Life Pressures Impact Blood Pressure and Increase Stroke Risk

Routine check-ups and monitoring of blood pressure can prevent cardiovascular health concerns that may result in a life-threatening stroke or cardiac event.  While blood pressure can go up and down throughout the day, individuals who consistently have a blood pressure...

Community Health Workers Impact Quality Improvement

Community Health Workers Impact Quality Improvement

Community Health Workers (CHWs) are critical for improving quality improvement initiatives because they provide insight into patient needs and the patient experience. As trusted members of the communities they work in, CHWs see firsthand the gaps that exist in health...

February is American Heart Month – Cardiovascular Health For ALL

Celebrate American Heart Month: Join the #OurHearts Movement

Heart disease is a leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Most middle-aged and young adults have one or more risk factors for heart disease, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or being a smoker or overweight. Having...

Celebrating Innovative Care Approaches for American Heart Month

Celebrating Innovative Care Approaches for American Heart Month

Chronic disease prevention and self-management are keys to reducing the prevalence and impact of heart disease. The National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute (NHBLI) celebrates American Heart Month in February to motivate Americans to adopt healthy lifestyles to...

Share in #HealthySDHolidays

Share in #HealthySDHolidays

Chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes, require ongoing management in order for individuals with these conditions to stay at their healthiest. That doesn’t stop because of a pandemic, family emergency, or otherwise. For some, the added stress of the...

Million Hearts® Learning Lab: Intensifying Treatment to Achieve Blood Pressure Control

Surgeon General Releases Call to Action on Hypertension Control

Earlier this week, Surgeon General VADM Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H., issued a Call to Action urging Americans to recognize and address hypertension control as a national, public health priority. The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Control Hypertension provides a...

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