February is Heart Health Month

Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death, both locally and nationally. One out of every four people dies of heart disease each year in the United States, and about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack each year.

Making healthy lifestyle choices and knowing your risk factors for heart disease are two ways to get on the path to good heart health.

Are you fully informed about heart disease? Take this quiz from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and test your knowledge.

Then, join us for programs taking place throughout February as we celebrate Heart Health Month!


National Wear Red Day

Friday, February 2

Wear red in support of women’s heart health.


Blood Pressure Screening

Friday, February 2, 9 – 11 a.m.

Tevis Center for Wellness


Facebook Live: Heart-Healthy Recipe

Tuesday, February 6, 11 a.m.

Visit our Facebook page to watch Barb Walsh, community nutrition educator, make a delicious and heart-healthy recipe in honor of Heart Health Month.


Men’s Health Night

Wednesday, February 7, 6 – 8 p.m.

Carroll Hospital Shauck Auditorium

East Pavilion

291 Stoner Avenue, Westminster

Join us for a special night dedicated to men’s health, with a presentation from urologist Aaron Weinberg, M.D., healthy diet information from a registered dietitian and glucose screenings with a certified diabetes educator.

Free; No registration required


Zumba Heart Party

Friday, February 16, 6 – 8 p.m.

The Hill Y in Westminster

1719 Sykesville Road, Westminster

Wear red to show your support for heart disease awareness.

This event will feature blood pressure screenings, seated massages, heart disease information, raffle prizes and giveaways!

Zumba® class: 7 – 8 p.m.

Seated Massage: 6 – 8 p.m.

Blood pressure screenings: 6 – 8 p.m.

Free; Registration required.

Call 410-871-7000 to register.


Heart Health Talk

Thursday, February 22, 11 a.m. – noon

The Hill Y in Westminster

1719 Sykesville Road, Westminster

Staff from Carroll Hospital’s Tevis Center for Wellness will discuss heart health and heart medications.

Free; Registration required through The Hill Y in Westminster.

Call 410-848-3660 to register.



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