Tech Talk Thursday: Love your heart – Wearable technology for heart monitoring

It’s time to have a real heart to heart about health…specifically cardiovascular health. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, and February is a great time to start some serious conversation about that since it’s National Heart Month. Today, we’d like to center the discussion around some of the technology that’s out there to help combat that statistic.

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Spotlight on Health: American Heart Month Resource Roundup

Healthy LifestyleWith only about a week left in February and American Heart Month, we wanted to compile a list of great resources and information floating around on the internet to do with heart health and battling heart disease for your reference. Happy browsing!

 

The Basics:

About Heart Disease – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Heart Disease – Mayo Clinic

What Are Heart Disease and Stroke? – American Heart Association

Warning Signs of Heart Attack, Stroke, & Cardiac Arrest

 

Understanding Your Risk:

Heart Disease Risk Factors – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Heart Attack Risk Assessment – American Heart Association

Heart Disease Risk Questionnaire – Siteman Cancer Center

 

Live a Heart Healthy Life!:

Getting Healthy – American Heart Association

Dietary Guidelines for Americans – United States Department of Agriculture

ChooseMyPlate.gov – United States Department of Agriculture

Physical Activity and Your Heart – National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Stress and your heart – MedlinePlus

 

Other Interesting News and Facts:

Being active a few days a week lowers risk of heart disease, stroke in women

Paramedics may be first source of treatment for stroke patients

Spotlight on Health: National Cholesterol Education Month

Did you know…Certain chocolate is better for your heart health?

Interactive Cardiovascular Library