The first Friday of the month, February 4, is National Wear Red Day. From coast to coast, landmarks, news anchors, and neighborhoods will go red to raise awareness and support for heart disease, a press release said.
Cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke combined) kills about 2,300 people a day. Obesity in both youth and adults is at an all-time high, youth are being diagnosed with heart disease earlier than ever, and people just ZIP codes apart can live 25 years less than their neighbors because of disparities in health, the press release said. American Heart Month is vital for awareness, but the American Heart Association urges people to take care of their hearts year-round.
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