Greetings from your Wesley Nurse
Dawn Gonzales, R.N. -- 210-654-0404, ext. 142
WN Article– February is American Heart Month
Heart disease, including stroke, is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States.
Every year, 1 in 4 deaths is caused by heart disease.
Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for people to make healthier choices. Make a difference in your community: Spread the word about strategies for preventing heart disease and encourage people to live heart healthy lives. How can American Heart Month make a
difference? We can use this month to raise awareness about heart disease and how people can help prevent it — both at home and in the community. Here are just a few ideas: Encourage families to make small changes, like using spices to season their food instead of salt. Motivate teachers and administrators to make physical
activity a part of the school day to help students start good habits early. Ask doctors and nurses to be leaders in their communities by speaking out about ways to prevent heart disease.
For more information on this health topic, please visit the website for the American Heart Association at http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/ or contact your Wesley Nurse: Dawn at (210) 654-0404, Ext # 142
Dawn Gonzales, R.N.WUMC Wesley Nurse