MakovskyFriday, February 22, 2013
Did you know that an estimated 83 million U.S. adults suffer from cardiovascular disease, and more than one in three women are living with heart disease? Although heart disease rates have declined among men and women, it remains the number one killer of Americans, taking more lives each year than all cancers combined. Despite all the awareness efforts, almost 30% of women don’t know their risk factors.
Today marks the third annual Blog Your Heart Out Day, a national blogging initiative dedicated to raising heart health awareness, as part of American Heart Health Month.
To support this important initiative, the Makovsky Health practice continues to advocate for heart health—dedicating ourselves to speaking up and taking action against heart disease. Efforts to raise awareness and combat heart disease include:
- Supporting the Go Red for Women movement, which empowers women to take charge of their heart health and increase understanding about their risk for heart disease.
- Working with the National Lipid Association to educate both patients and physicians about the correlation between high cholesterol and heart disease.
- Supporting the American Heart Association to advance medical research, awareness, education and community programs.
- Making heart healthy changes to our diet and exercise patterns.
In fact, our very own Gil Bashe was honored at last year’s NYC Heart Ball as one of the “Champions of Heart & Stroke” by the American Heart Association.
We are all impacted by heart disease whether you work in the cardiovascular disease industry or have a family member, friend or co-worker suffering from heart disease. We challenge you to take a stand against this disease, and encourage you to join the heart health movement here: www.goredforwomen.org
Together we can raise awareness and put an end to heart disease.
— Eliza Merves