February is Heart Health Month – Do you know the warning signs of a heart attack?

February 3, 2012 is Go Red for Women day from the American Heart Association.

Learn the warning signs of a heart attack. More women die of cardiovascular disease than from the next four causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer. But 80 percent of cardiac events in women could be prevented if women made the right choices for their hearts involving diet, exercise and abstinence from smoking.

Watch the funny (and serious) 3 minute video Just a little heart attack starring Elizabeth Banks.

 

Learn more about heart health

The Go Red for Women website has some great resources including:

Check out heart health books from the Health Information Neighborhood:

Heart Health

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Lissa Staley

Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Health Information Librarian, Arts & Crafts Librarian, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book group leader, and frequent library customer, especially with her children. She reads a new book every few days, but recently loved Adorkable by Sarra Manning, Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman and Tin Star by Cecil Castellucchi.