Recognizing February as Heart Health Month in Delaware County

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Released: February 24, 2023

Delaware County Council Chair Dr. Monica Taylor was honored to join some of the Delaware County Health Department Team at the Delaware County Wellness Center in Yeadon on February 24 to present a resolution to the American Heart Association in honor of National Heart Health Month.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for 1 in 3 deaths across the country and is the most common cause of death for both men and women in the United States. CVD is called the silent killer because it often strikes without noticeable symptoms and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. It’s also the leading cause of serious illness and disability.

The American Heart Association has been leading the fight against heart disease through education, awareness, and medical research and began the first American Heart Month in 1964. This year’s theme for National Heart Health Month is “Be the Beat” with the goal of increasing the knowledge and the awareness of the use of lifesaving CPR.

The American Heart Association partnered with the Delaware County Health Department to hold a virtual webinar to educate residents on the importance of heart health and CPR and has offered lifesaving information for Delaware County residents.

Delaware County Council and the Health Department Team encourage all residents to prevent and fight heart disease by addressing their risk factors, learning the symptoms of heart disease, seeking treatment if needed, and learning more about lifesaving CPR.

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