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National Wear Red Day

A Monthlong Celebration of Our Yearlong Devotion

Nancy Brown | Posted 02.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Throughout February, in communities across the country, millions of supporters have been coming together, wearing red, and reinforcing the critical message that we can overcome heart disease and stroke.

A Better Chance of Turning 25 Again

Rhonda Hall | Posted 02.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Rhonda Hall

I'm not going backwards, and I thank the people who called it impossible because I got a chance to prove that I am more than a conqueror through Christ who strengthens me. Healthy is my New Skinny!

How Do I Go Red and Spread Awareness About Heart Disease Among Latinas?

María Guerra | Posted 02.05.2015 | Healthy Living
María Guerra

February is American Heart Month and it is a great time to reflect on our health and get back on track, making healthy lifestyle changes for our familia.

My Beautiful Babushka

Bianna Golodryga | Posted 02.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Bianna Golodryga

I often wonder whether my Babushka would have had to endure those near death experiences had she been educated about the preventative measures women can take to lower the risk of heart disease.

An Ounce of Prevention

Jennette McCurdy | Posted 02.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennette McCurdy

For me, health is a little less undeviating. There are times when I'll do a two-day juice cleanse, feel great, and then have an In N Out hamburger for breakfast the next morning.

The Latin Way

American Heart Association | Posted 02.03.2015 | Latino Voices
American Heart Association

If we want to have a chance to improve cardiovascular outcomes in the Latino community, we have to center our efforts on the heads of the families, Latinas. That being said, it is also important to understand that they will take care of everyone around them before attending to their own needs. For the benefit of our community, that has to change.

This American Heart Month, Let's Celebrate Survivors -- Like Deborah

Nancy Brown | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

As February dawns, you're seeing a lot more red and more hearts. While that is partly due to Valentine's Day, it also is because -- for the 51st straight year -- the White House has designated February as American Heart Month.

Rallying Women Against Heart Disease Is a Year-Round Pursuit

Nancy Brown | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

"Raising awareness is always fulfilling; raising awareness of the No. 1 killer of women is especially satisfying. That is why one day is not enough. As women in high-profile roles, we need to do better. We need to do more."

'If The Right People Pay Attention, Anything Can Happen' -- Like Beating Heart Disease in Women

Nancy Brown | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Thanks to Wenzel, Variety and the American Heart Association partnered to hold a "Women in Entertainment" luncheon in Los Angeles on Thursday. It was a chance for powerful women in the entertainment industry to hear her story for the first time and to use it as a call to action.

This February, America Went Red in Fight Vs. Heart Disease in Women

Nancy Brown | Posted 04.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Our work against heart disease continues. While we appreciate and enjoy the added attention in February, I look forward to continuing our discussion on this vital area the rest of the year, too.

Now Is the Best Time to Take Care of the Hearts That Matter Most to You

Nancy Brown | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

The medical community is on the front lines, of course, treating sick patients, helping others recover and -- equally importantly -- educating and encouraging others how to avoid the dangerous tentacles of the No. 1 killer of Americans.

A Missed Diagnosis, A Movement, and a Critical Moment for Women's Health

Betsy Nabel | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Betsy Nabel

Women, to the eyes of this then young cardiology resident, didn't have heart disease. Men -- older men -- did. So I completely missed the diagnosis.

Start Taking Action

Mariell Jessup | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Mariell Jessup

As a cardiologist, if there's a message I could share with every woman during this American Heart Month, it would be to "start taking action on your own behalf right now."

Red Is the New Black: Why It's Fashionable to Be Healthy

Martine Reardon | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Martine Reardon

As a woman who has spent her career in the world of fashion, I hope you'll take it to heart when I say there is no better accessory and no stronger fashion statement than good health.

After My Stroke at Age 20, I Want to Help Other Women F.A.S.T.

Tia Timpson | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Tia Timpson

I thought I was a healthy college student until the defects teamed together and caused a stroke.

Overcoming Arrhythmia to Become an Olympic Champion

Dana Vollmer | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Dana Vollmer

At a young age I was a swimmer with dreams of being an Olympian champion! Then my heart rate wouldn't slow down after races and workouts, and I knew it was something more than just overexertion, I knew that something was wrong.

Listening to Your Heart

Teresa Rodríguez | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Teresa Rodríguez

As our youngest son, Julian, was having his breakfast and his older brother, Victor, was still sleeping, their father and my husband, Tony, suddenly began complaining of dizziness, shortness of breath and weakness.

After a Decade of Go Red for Women: The Need for a 'Woman-Centered' Holistic Approach to Heart Health and Wellness

Jennifer H. Mieres | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Jennifer H. Mieres

Recognizing that women were not aware that heart disease was their leading killer and more importantly that 80 percent of heart disease was preventable, the AHA knew something had to be done.

Boosting Heart Health, Together

Susan Spencer | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Susan Spencer

Our health editors found six amazing women across the country, let Joy loose on them, and we sat back and crossed our fingers.

American Heart Month Means Time to Get in Shape

María Guerra | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
María Guerra

What better time to get back on the wagon than during American Heart Month!

Amigas, Let's Live for Our Children

Erika Perez | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Erika Perez

Only one in three Hispanic women are aware that heart disease is their No. 1 killer.

I Am a Heart Disease Survivor

Julie Manning | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Julie Manning

I remember thinking to myself, as I watched my heart go into a bad arrhythmia, "Wow, they might actually give me CPR before this procedure is done."

Health, Prevention and Wellness: Our Focus This Month, Every Month

Nancy Brown | Posted 04.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Arianna and I recognized this as an opportunity to have a more profound impact. Together, we could -- no, should -- use whatever influence we have to touch more women, and to focus their attention on this vital issue of women and heart disease.

Heart Disease Is Still The No. 1 Killer Of Women. Here's What We Need To Know To Change That

Posted 01.29.2014 | Healthy Living

The fight against heart disease in women has come a long way in the 10 years since the American Heart Association first began focusing attention on ho...

Paint the Town Red (and Black) for Heart Disease in Women

Tené T. Lewis | Posted 03.30.2014 | Women
Tené T. Lewis

Every February, I call my mother, my three sisters and several of my girlfriends to remind them to wear red on National Wear Red Day -- to promote heart disease awareness in women.