Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed February as American Heart Month back in 1963…over 50 years later, we are still recognizing this important month. For many, February is all about flowers, candy, cupid, and Valentine’s Day but American Heart Month is intended to draw attention to the seriousness of heart health. According to the American Heart Association, “cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, remains the leading global cause of death with more than 17.3 million deaths each year.” So this February, increase your awareness of heart disease and encourage those you love to think about the importance of making healthy choices. To find out more about heart health, go to the American Heart Association.
In recognition of American Heart Month, check out some of the heart-related books available in the Hatfield Library on our WU Reads Reading Guide.