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February 2021

Health and wellness observances and featured health topics

Heart awareness

Did you know coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in our nation? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four Americans - approximately 600,000 people - die of heart disease each year. Include heart-healthy choices into your everyday life by maintaining a healthy weight, staying active, take medications as prescribed by your provider, not smoking, eating healthy, limiting alcohol, and lowering your blood pressure. Learn more about how to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke from members of our Cardiac Rehab team at the link below.

Learn how to reduce your risk

Cancer prevention

Want to know what your two biggest allies are when it comes to protecting yourself against cancer? Curiosity and vigilance. Curiosity can send you looking for trouble even before signs or symptoms suggest that a problem exists. Vigilance can help you spot potential symptoms of cancer and bring them to your doctor's attention so they can be evaluated. Together, the two may help you find cancer in its earliest stages, when it may be easiest to treat. Get the facts, take quizzes, and learn more in our Cancer Health Library.

Visit the Cancer Health Library

Organ donation

Every day, gifts from donors restore health to save and improve lives. As of 2019, 165 million people in the U.S. have registered as donors, but we all need to sign up. As of December 2, 2020, there are still 108,574 men, women, and children waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. Learn more about organ donation and sign up to be a donor at

Learn more about organ donation

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