Friday, February 13, 2009

American Heart Month

This month is American Heart Month. Here are some great sites that can help you learn more about heart disease, as well as how to take care of this vital organ.

American Heart Association

The best place to go for information on taking care of your heart.

AHA Journals
Journals put out by the American Heart Association.

Delicious Decisions
Wonderful heart-healthy meal ideas!

Just Move
Get more active for a healthier heart!

And remember these signs of a heart attack...

• Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.

• Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.

• Shortness of breath. This feeling often comes along with chest discomfort. But it can occur before the chest discomfort.

• Other signs include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.

Bunny Burnstein

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