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

Did you know... Among Hispanic adults 20 years of age and older from 2015 to 2018, 52.3% of males and 42.7% of females had Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and in 2018, CVD caused the deaths* of 30,584 Hispanic males and 25,983 Hispanic females of all ages. Source: 2021 Heart Disease & Stroke Statistical Update Fact Sheet -Hispanic/Latino Race & Cardiovascular Diseases*


World Heart Day is September 29th!

It's a day to highlight the importance of good heart health and healthy behaviors.

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Learn the facts about heart conditions and stroke so you can increase your confidence in making changes to improve and maintain your health.

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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.

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.

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.

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Peripheral artery disease happens when fatty deposits build up in arteries outside the heart, usually the arteries supplying fresh oxygen and blood to the arms, legs and feet.

Why does PAD matter?

Did you know there is good and bad 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

9/6 - Labor Day

9/12 - 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