Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the united states. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.
The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. American Heart Month is a great opportunity to spread the word about preventing heart disease.
Heart Health Fact #1
With every beat of your heart blood is sent flowing through 60,000 miles of blood vessels, delivering important nutrition and oxygen to all your organs and tissues. If you stretched the blood vessels in your body end-to-end, they’d circle the Earth almost 2.5 times!
Heart Health Fact #2
Laughing may, in fact, be good for your heart and overall health! Research suggests a good belly laugh can increase your blood flow by 20%. The positive effects of this chuckle can last for 24
Heart Health Fact #3
A woman’s heart typically beats faster than a man’s. On average, a woman’s heart beats 78 times per minute while the average man’s beats 70 times.
February is National Children's
Dental Health Month, and the American Dental Association is asking people to "Defeat Monster Mouth".
This month-long national health observance brings together thou- sands of dedicated dental professionals, health care providers and educators to pro- mote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and many others. To further help educators and parents promote good oral health and literacy skills, check out these resources.
Brushing and flossing
Begin using toothpaste to brush your child's teeth when he (or she) is 2 years old. Young children tend to swallow toothpaste when brushing,
duce fluoride toothpaste when your child is old enough not to swallow it. As soon as two teeth touch each other, floss between them once a day. You can use regular floss or special plastic floss holders.
New parents often ask, "When should my child first see a dentist?” Your child should see a dentist by his or her first birthday.