Heart disease, also known as cardiovascular disease, is the number one killer of men and women in America. The term encompasses a vast array of different health problems that affect the heart. Because there are so many variables – conditions, medications, implantable devices – there is a lot of information that a paramedic needs to know before administering treatment. If you are unconscious, or have no one to advocate on your behalf, a medical ID can give first responders the information they need to provide you with appropriate care when time is precious. But what information should be put on a medical ID? Your name (first and last) is a good place to start. Here are a few things you should have engraved on your heart patient medical ID.Read More
At your wellness visits, it is often your doctor who is the one asking all of the questions, and you are the one providing responses. However, it is not only acceptable, but expected that today's patients take a pro-active stance and ask some questions of your own. In particular, when it comes to your heart health being proactive can make a huge difference. By starting a discussion together, your doctor can educate you about your heart, heart disease, and how you can best keep your heart healthy. Here are 5 questions to ask your doctor about heart health.Read More
Go Red For Women is gearing up for their 13th annual National Wear Red Day, this Friday, February 3, 2017, and Lauren’s Hope is ready to paint the office red! Our team will be wearing red and sharing pics on Instagram and Facebook. Will you join us?
What is National Wear Red Day?
National Wear Red Day is part of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement, which supports research and educational programs related to women’s cardiovascular health. According to the AHA, “Cardiovascular disease in the U.S. kill approximately one woman every 80 seconds. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Go Red For Women advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health.”Read More
Today is National Wear Red Day! The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women initiative is celebrating the 10th year of Wear Red Day with the hope that one day, we won't need it anymore. Here at Lauren's Hope, we are proud to support Wear Red Day by wearing red, sharing the event via Facebook, Twitter, and our blog, and sharing Heart Health tips on our Heart Disease Awareness Pinterest board. PLUS today, we're having a red-themed giveaway.
February is Heart Health Month, and next Friday, February 7, 2014, is National Wear Red Day. This annual observance is an opportunity to raise awareness about heart disease, specifically the fact that heart disease is the #1 killer of women.