Starting with the smallest patients in the Birthing Center, Delano Regional Medical Center is taking the message of “Keep Your Heart Healthy” to all patients.
Heart disease is responsible for 1 of every 4 deaths in the United States, making it the leading cause of death in America. In an effort to raise awareness of this deadly disease, the month of February has been declared American Heart Month. There are some key steps you and your loved ones can take to protect against heart disease.
By maintaining a healthy diet, getting regular exercise and not smoking, you can dramatically reduce the risk of premature death or disability due to heart disease. Awareness of risk factors is also critical to preventing heart disease.
“Far too many people who are at high risk for heart disease don’t know it,” says Amy Scroggs, RN, Chief Nursing Officer for the hospital. “That is why it is so important to get your blood pressure and cholesterol checked regularly and to speak with your doctor about your health history.”
Taking steps to learn about this disease and improve your heart health is becoming increasingly important in our fast paced society. Visit our website, www.DRMC.com, for more information about heart disease, warning signs and how to take care of your heart.
Picture: Faith Marie Valdivia (daughter of Juan Valdivia and Ester Vasquez) wears red hat hospital is giving to all new babies during February to promote “Keep Your Heart Healthy.”