Do Your Part; Know Your Heart!

February is American Heart Month, and there’s no better time to get to know your heart a little better and learn a few ways to keep it healthy! After all, it’s the only one you have. The most important step you can take to protect your heart is understanding your own individual risks for heart disease. Take a free heart health risk assessment. Did you know there’s a type of fat you shouldn’t cut back on in your diet? Where does all the sodium in your diet come from? And ladies, let’s make sure you are all aware of the silent heart attack. Don’t wait, learn more about your heart health today.

Get ‘On The Beat’ to Learn about Heart Risks and Foot Health

In the recent edition of On the Beat, our Heart and Vascular Center shares a delicious recipe for crab cakes, urges you to take a free heart-healthy risk assessment, explains the correlation between diabetes and heart health, and highlights the importance our limb preservation team plays in foot health. The e-newsletter is designed to help keep your health on track with tips and inspiration mailed straight to your inbox. On the Beat is produced by the Marketing and Communications Department. Learn how to sign up today and read the recent issue.

Go Red Goes Big with Annual Fundraiser

The Go Red team raised more than $9,000 through its annual raffle basket fundraiser for the American Heart Association. Congratulations to the more than 50 winners announced last recently, and thank you to the Go Red team and those who supported educating our employees about women and heart disease. It’s not too late to educate yourself on the effects of heart disease and take a free heart health risk assessment on our website.

Get Your Free Heart Health Risk Assessment Today

The most important step you can take to protect your heart is understanding your own individual risks for heart disease. These risks differ for all of us depending on age, diet, physical condition and smoking status, just to name a few. During American Heart Month we are reminded to be vigilant in the fight against heart disease, the nation’s number one killer. Take a free heart health risk assessment. Talk with your doctor about risks for heart disease, and schedule blood pressure and cholesterol screenings to get an assessment of your current heart health. Visit our Heart Month website to learn about good fats, women and heart disease and burning calories without exercise.

Heart Month Fun: Win Lift Tickets to Wachusett Mountain

Join in on a fun Heart Month scavenger hunt to win lift tickets to Wachusett Mountain while learning ways to keep your heart healthy. Look for the hidden red heart bags around our Medical Center campuses. Read the heart tip then follow the directions on the card inside to win. The hunt starts Friday, February 9. Other Heart Month happenings:

  • What is your risk for heart disease? Take our risk assessment.
  • What kind of fat should you not cut back? How can you burn calories without exercise? What are the highs and lows of blood pressure? Visit our website.
  • Visit myHealth Matters for activities that can help lower your risk of heart disease through mindfulness, healthy eating and exercise.

Diabetes Alert Day Is Tomorrow; Take Test to Know Your Risks

Diabetes Alert Day is tomorrow, March 28, the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) one-day wake-up call asking the American public to assess their risk for developing type 2 diabetes. You can be part of the movement to Stop Diabetes. To assess your risk, take the ADA’s free Diabetes Risk Test and answer questions about weight, age, family history and other potential risk factors for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. To learn more about diabetes, including management of the disease and potential complications, visit our health library. Learn about our Diabetes Center of Excellence.

Is March 22 Your Diabetes Wake-Up Call?  

Diabetes Alert DayDiabetes Alert Day is tomorrow, March 22, the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) one-day wake-up call asking the American public to assess their risk for developing type 2 diabetes. To assess your risk, take the ADA’s free Diabetes Risk Test and answer questions about weight, age, family history and other potential risk factors for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. To learn more about diabetes, including management of the disease and potential complications, visit our health library. Read about our Diabetes Center of Excellence.