National Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15-Oct. 15
The easy-to-remember acronym stands for:
R - Rostro caído (Face drooping)
Á - Alteración del equilibrio (Loss of Balance, or Lack of Coordination)
P - Pérdida de fuerza en el brazo (Arm weakness)
I - Impedimento visual repentino (Sudden vision difficulty)
D - Dificultad para hablar (Slurred or Strange Speech)
O - Obtén ayuda, llama al 911 (Get help, call 911)
Video: American Stroke Association volunteer expert, Hugo J. Aparicio, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of Neurology, Boston University, Boston, Mass. Transcript (doc) | Video in English copyright American Heart Association 2023
The American Heart Association’s campaign, Together at the Table/ Juntos En La Mesa, kicked off in June to to inspire healthier lifestyles.
- AHA News: Caregiving a concern as Hispanic community in U.S. ages faster
- AHA news release: Dietary patterns may explain differing CVD rates among Hispanic/Latino groups in U.S. (March 2022)
- Hispanic/Latino and Black communities have been disproportionately affected when it comes to food accessibility, availability and affordability. To learn more about how you can advocate for healthy food access, visit You're the Cure Action Center or text JUNTOS to 46739
- AHA 2024 Health Equity Impact Goal
- Budget Friendly | American Heart Association Recipes
- For Spanish-language news stories, visit heart.org/noticias
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness Month
Peripheral artery disease is a narrowing of the peripheral arteries that carry blood away from the heart to other parts of the body. The most common type is lower-extremity PAD. Learn more about symptoms, treatments and more.
National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month
(AFib or AF) is a quivering or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and some other heart-related complications. Learn more about A-Fib.
National Cholesterol Education Month
Cholesterol is a waxy substance. It’s not inherently “bad.” Your body needs it to build cells. But too much can pose a problem. Find answers to your questions about cholesterol here.
Healthy Aging | National Self-Care Awareness | Self-Improvement Month
As summer wraps up and kids head back to the classrooms, it’s important to recognize how young people spend their free time could impact their heart health.
According to the American Heart Association, too much screen time and unhealthy on-the-go eating habits could make for some hard lessons in poor heart health in the future.
- AHA health infographic: Kids Physical and Mental Health Infographic
- AHA health inforgraphic: 25 Ways To Get Moving At Home
- AHA health information: Dietary Recommendations for Health Children
- AHA health information: 3 Tips for Better Sleep Infographic
- AHA health information: Together Tuesday
- AHA health information: NFL Play 60
Fruit & Veggie Month - An easy first step to eating healthy is to add fruits & veggies at every meal/snack. Healthy Eating Tips
LNational Chili Pepper Month - Can chili peppers help you live longer?
National Apple Month and Better Breakfast Month - Whole-wheat Apple Pancake Recipe
Prescription for fruits, vegetables linked to better heart health, food security - Prescriptions for free produce were associated with reduced blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index, finds new study in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes journal (Aug 29, 2023)
AHA news release: Food insecurity linked to increased heart risks for people with peripheral artery disease (Oct. 2022)
AHA news release: One in three stroke survivors in the U.S. faces food insecurity (Feb. 2022)
September 7–10, 2023 | Sheraton Boston Hotel | Boston, Massachusetts
News from #Hypertension23
- Cold weather may pose challenges to treating high blood pressure
- High blood pressure while lying down linked to higher risk of heart health complications
- Community-based, self-measured blood pressure control programs helped at-risk patients
- 1 in 2 patients had better blood pressure control after using remote, bilingual program
Pre-Sessions Symposia & Early Career Day: November 10
Resuscitation Science Symposium 2023 - November 11–12, 2023 | Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
More September Calendar Highlights
Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month | National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month | National Yoga Awareness Month and September 29 is World Heart Day.
9/4 - Labor Day
9/5 - International Day of Charity
9/7-10 - American Heart Association Hypertension Scientific Sessions 2023
9/8 - World Physical Therapy Day
9/10 - World Suicide Prevention Day | Grandparents' Day
9/11 - Patriot Day
9/12 - National Day of Encouragement
9/15 - National POW/MIA Recognition Day | Rosh Hashanah (begins at sunset through sunset of September 17)
9/16 - Mexican Independence Day | Working Parents Day | International Eat An Apple Day | National Dance Day | National Gymnastics Day
9/17 - Rosh Hashanah (ends at sunset)
9/18-24 - National Rehabilitation Awareness Week
9/19 - National Voter Registration Day
9/21 - International Day of Peace | World Gratitude Day | World Alzheimer's Day
9/22 - Native American Day
9/23 - Fall Equinox | International Day of Sign Languages
9/29 - World Heart Day