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UAB Medicine Supports Heart Month 2019

Wear Red DayFebruary is American Heart Month, an annual observance designed to spread awareness about heart disease, which is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Each year, one in four deaths is caused by heart disease, according to the American Heart Association. The good news is that up to 80% of heart disease cases can be prevented when people make healthier choices and manage their medical conditions.

UAB Medicine is a consistent advocate of heart health and supports Heart Month 2019 with a variety of educational and awareness events that are free and open to the public:

  • National Wear Red Day: UAB Medicine encourages the public to support the fight against the No. 1 killer of women by wearing red on Friday, Feb. 1. Go red for women!
  • Love Your Heart: UAB Heart & Vascular Services invites you to stop by its information table for educational materials devoted to improving heart health. The table will be set up on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 8 am to 2 pm in The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital, on the second floor near the elevators.

For more information on heart disease and to find out how you can see a UAB Medicine cardiovascular physician, please visit uabmedicine.org/heart or call 1-800-UAB-8816.