American Heart Association Raises Awareness

By: Mollie Lair Email
By: Mollie Lair Email

West Virginia has the highest rate of heart disease in the country. And the American Heart Association dedicates this month to raise awareness.

Especially for women, saying that more women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined.

"Heart disease is the number one killer. And February, Valentine's Day, heart, ties it all in and that's where we want the awareness to come out. But it goes on all year. You have to watch it all year," says heart disease survivor Bobette Grimm.

A new web site called mylifecheck.org is a checklist for heart health.
You check different symptoms, health concerns, and habits and it gives you a health assessment to discuss with your doctor.

The checklist also gives simple steps to improve your lifestyle.


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