BUCKHANNON, WV – St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon recognized the American Heart Association’s Heart Awareness Month by wearing red on Monday, February 3.
West Virginia has the highest rate of heart disease in the nation at 14.6 percent and nationally, one in four women die from heart disease. Two of the major causes of heart disease are high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Regular check-ups can help to monitor these risk factors. Many cardiac events may be prevented by making healthy choices such as exercising, quitting smoking and eating healthier.
St. Joseph’s Hospital is hosting “Show Cookeries” throughout the month, highlighting heart healthy meals.
St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation has also launched its “Every Heartbeat Matters” campaign to raise funds for Cardiology Services and Cardiac Rehabilitation equipment. To learn how you can participate in the campaign, visit www.stj.net, or call 304-473-6819.