American Heart Month

 

Take the Million Hearts™ Challenge Today

Prevention starts with everyone. Protect yourself and your loved ones from heart disease and stroke by understanding the risks and taking these steps

  • Drive the initiative by challenging your family and friends to take the Million Hearts™ pledge at http://millionhearts.hhs.gov.
  • Get up and get active by being physically active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week.
  • Know your ABCS:

        ~  Ask your doctor if you should take an Aspirin every day.

        ~  Find out if you have high Blood pressure or Cholesterol, and if you do, get effective treatment.

        ~  If you Smoke, get help More >

How to Observe Safe Toys and Gifts Month

Children receive most of their toys around holiday time, but some gifts could be unsafe According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission , in 2005 more than 200,000 toy-related injuries were reported, and nearly 8,000 of these injuries were eye injuries. Therefore, the national group, Prevent Blindness, chose December as “Safe Toys and Gifts Month.” Learn how to purchase safe products for the children in your life. Does this Spark an idea?

 

Instructions

 

  1. Keep the child’s age in mind when purchasing gifts and consider their maturity level. Read the age recommendations and any warnings on the packaging and abide by them.
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Myth vs. Fact about Diabetes

There are many myths about diabetes that make it difficult for people to believe some of the hard facts – such as diabetes is a serious and potentially deadly disease. These myths can create a picture of diabetes that is not accurate and full of stereotypes and stigma. You may also be interested in our book, Diabetes A-Z, 6th Ed.

Recently the American Diabetes Association tested Americans knowledge of common diabetes myths and facts. See how they scored.

Get the facts about diabetes and learn how you can stop diabetes myths and misconceptions.

Myth: Diabetes is not that serious of a disease.

Fact: Diabetes causes more deaths More >