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Thursday, February 28, 2019

HEART HEALTH FACT #28






Death from heart disease fell 38% from 2003-2013, prompting a leading heart expert to predict it may soon stop being the leading cause of death in America. 

[Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

HEART HEALTH FACT #27

Your heart pumps 1 million barrels of blood in an average lifetime.  That's enough blood to fill more than 1,500 Olympic sized swimming pools! 



[George Washington University Heart and Vascular Institute]

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

HEART HEALTH FACT #26


Studies have found yoga is effective in slowing down your heart rate, which can help lower your blood pressure. 

[American Heart Association]

Sunday, February 24, 2019

HEART HEALTH FACT #24





It seems you really can die of a broken heart.  Studies suggest sad news or events may increase the risk of heart attacks. 

[American Heart Association]

Friday, February 22, 2019

HEART HEALTH FACT #22




Suspect a heart attack?  Stay out of the care and call 911.  An ambulance is the fastest, safest option for help.  [National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute]

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

HEART HEALTH FACT #20




Your heart pumps blood to 75 TRILLION cells throughout your body.  Almost everywhere ... except your corneas.  [Molecular Biology of the Cell, Garland Science]

Sunday, February 17, 2019

HEART HEALTH FACT #17






An adult heart pumps more than a gallon of blood per minute- enough to fill 38,000 drinking glasses each day!  [Cleveland Clinic]

Saturday, February 16, 2019

HEART HEALTH FACT #16



Happy birthday, EKG!  This vital medical instrument was invented 114 years ago and revolutionized the way in which heart problems are detected.  [Cleveland Clinic]

Thursday, February 14, 2019

HEART HEALTH FACT #14





Your heart looks nothing like a Valentine heart.  This powerhouse organ is actually shaped more like an upside-down pear.  [Cleveland Clinic]