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Letter to the Editor: National Volunteer Week began April 16 – American Heart Association

LETTER TO THE EDITOR — At the American Heart Association, we celebrate our amazing volunteers every single day. And during the next several days, we want them to know how much they mean to all of us. National Volunteer Week is April 16-22 National Volunteer Week kicked off on Sunday, April 16, and runs through […]

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National Walking Day is today: 3 ways to participate from the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association (AHA) is urging people to participate in National Walking Day on April 5. The event was established as a way to encourage physical activity, like walking, for better health and well-being. The AHA emphasizes the importance of physical activity and its impact on reducing cardiovascular disease. “Physical activity is one of […]

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Union Grove High School receives Project ADAM Heart Safe School designation

UNION GROVE — Union Grove High School, 3433 S. Colony Ave, has officially been declared a Project ADAM Heart Safe School, as of March 20, 2023. Those who enter the school, including students, visitors, and staff, will have a better chance of surviving cardiac arrest with the implementation of this program. Cardiac arrest, more commonly […]

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Heart health resources: 5 stories to read

February is American Heart Month. It is a time when Americans can devote attention to their heart health. The Racine County Eye and Kenosha Lens have curated a handful of heart-health-related stories from leading experts for Racine and Kenosha County residents to help focus their attention on their own cardiovascular health. Not only is American Heart […]

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Op-Ed: A congestive heart failure diagnosis at 49 years old and my journey to better health

September 8, 2019, was a beautiful fall day, a Sunday made for a perfectly lazy day. But this day turned out not so perfect because I found out that I have congestive heart failure. I’m telling you this story because today is National Wear Red Day and February, the American Heart Association’s Heart Awareness Month. […]

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Women and heart disease: Ascension Cardiologist talks about Wear Red Day 2023

RACINE, Wis. — National Wear Red Day unites people across the United States each February during American Heart Month to spread awareness about heart disease, especially its impact on women. On Feb. 3, Americans will focus on going red for women and community members will take strides to raise awareness for heart disease. Dr. Desiree […]

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5 ways to celebrate National Wear Red Day on Feb. 3

February is American Heart Month and on Feb. 3, communities celebrate National Wear Red Day to help raise awareness of women’s No. 1 killer – cardiovascular disease. The American Heart Association (AHA) invites people to join the fight against cardiovascular disease to help make an impact on women everywhere. Get involved in National Wear Red […]

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A rise in cardiovascular-related deaths: highest among Asian, Black, Hispanic populations

The number of people dying from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the U.S. escalating and it is impacting Asian, Black, and Hispanic populations the most. Cardiovascular disease, overall, includes coronary heart disease, stroke, heart failure, and hypertension/high blood pressure. Coronary heart disease includes clogged arteries or atherosclerosis of the heart, which can cause a heart attack. During the first year of […]

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Blood pressure kits now available at the Racine Public Library for at-home use

The Racine Public Library has launched a new way to help its adult patrons. In addition to finding materials – like books, DVDs, CDs, and even household tools and more – when you visit the Racine Public Library, you can find necessary tools that can save a life. The Racine Public Library now has at-home […]

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