February is American Heart Month, an annual observance designed to increase 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. Fortunately, almost 80 percent 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 2020 with a variety of educational and awareness events that are free and open to the public.
National Wear Red Day
Go Red for Women® is the American Heart Association’s national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women. Show your support for this movement by wearing red on Friday, Feb. 7, and join UAB Medicine in the fight against the No. 1 killer of women.
Love Your Heart
Visit the UAB Medicine Cardiovascular Institute’s information table for heart health educational material.
Thursday, February 13
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital
2nd floor near elevators
Simple Cooking with Heart
Join us for recipe tastings as the UAB Cardiovascular Institute and the American Heart Association team up to serve tasty samples and distribute a new recipe booklet.
Wednesday, February 19
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
UAB Hospital North Pavilion
2nd floor atrium by elevators