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National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15—Oct.15) is for celebrating the many positive contributions of Hispanic Americans. It's also a critical reminder that Hispanic adults are disproportionately affected by heart disease and stroke.

Check out our new page Latinx at Heart - Dedicated to ensuring equitable health in Latinx communities.

World Heart Day is September 29th!

It's a day to highlight the importance of good heart health and healthy behaviors. We hope you'll use ❤️ to Save A Life by learning CPR, getting a flu shot or making a donation to fund research.

More ways to get ahead with ❤️:
Use ❤️ to Move More
Use ❤️ to Eat Healthy
Use ❤️ to Beat COVID-19
Use ❤️ to Say No to Tobacco

Among children today, obesity is causing a broad range of health problems that previously weren't seen until adulthood. These include: High blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and elevated blood cholesterol levels.

Tips to keep your children moving!

Active kids have a better chance of a healthy adulthood. How much activity do they need?

Be Active

Kids should be active throughout the day. Replace sedentary behavior with activity whenever possible.

Go Play

Encourage preschool-age children (ages 3-5) to engage in active play as well as structured movement. A good goal is about 3 hours per day of a variety of activities (light, moderate and vigorous).

Learn & Grow

Kids who are active have better bone health, physical fitness, brain function, attention and academic performance. They stay at a healthier weight and have fewer symptoms of depression.

Fit in 60+

School-age kids and teens (ages 6-17) should try to get at least 60 minutes per day of moderate- to vigorous-intensity activity. It can be broken up into shorter sessions throughout the day.

Huddle up and get moving! Have you heard of NFL PLAY 60?

Learn the symptoms of atrial fibrillation this month.

  • Atrial fibrillation (also called AFib or AF) is a quivering or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. At least 2.7 million Americans are living with AFib. View an animation of atrial fibrillation.
  • Although atrial fibrillation can feel weird and frightening, an “attack of AFib” usually doesn’t have harmful consequences by itself. The real danger is the increased risk for stroke. Even when symptoms are not noticeable, AFib can increase a person’s risks for stroke and related heart problems.

Did you know there is good and bad cholesterol?

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Learn how and how often you should get your cholesterol checked.

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Prevention and treatment of high cholesterol.

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Important dates in September

9/1-9/30 - National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month, National Cholesterol Awareness Month, Healthy Aging Month

9/7 - Labor Day

9/13 - Grandparents Day

9/15-10/15 - National Hispanic Heritage Month

9/22 - First day of Fall

9/30 - National Women's Health and Fitness Day

9/29 - World Heart Day