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Health Matters: Mercy Heart Center Registered Nurses Michelle Amos and Kim Swast Discuss Women's Heart Health

Health Matters: Mercy Heart Center Registered Nurses Michelle Amos and Kim Swast Discuss Women's Heart Health

February is American Heart Health Month, and this month we are focusing on heart health for both men and women.  Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. The good news? It is also one of the most preventable.  Making heart-healthy choices, knowing your family health history and the risk factors for heart disease, having regular check-ups and working with your physician to manage your health are all integral aspects of saving lives from this often, silent killer. Today we talk about women and heart disease, heart failure as well as the link between diabetes and heart disease with registered nurses Michelle Amos and Kim Swast from Mercy Heart Center.

Health Matters: #CantonGoesRed for National Wear Red Day and American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Movement

As the number one killer of women, cardiovascular diseases, which include stroke, claim the life of a woman about every 80 seconds, according to the American Heart Association's Valerie Stutler. In fact, today heart disease claims more lives than all forms of cancer combined. This forces us to consider that a woman we know and love may be affected at any age.

L-R: Health Matters hosts and pharmacists, Brad and Paul White with Valerie Stutler, social events coordinator for the Canton office of the American Heart Association.

L-R: Health Matters hosts and pharmacists, Brad and Paul White with Valerie Stutler, social events coordinator for the Canton office of the American Heart Association.