February Is Black History Month and American Heart Month

The biggest push for cardiovascular health awareness in the United States is American Heart Month, as February has been named by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. We also continue to bring awareness to the Black K.A.R.E. (Kidney Awareness and Resources Education) project. Black Americans have some of the highest incidence rates of diabetes and high blood pressure – the two leading causes of kidney disease.

According to Kidney.org, Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a condition characterized by a gradual loss of kidney function over time. Chronic kidney disease may be caused by diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders. Early detection and treatment can often keep chronic kidney disease from getting worse. When kidney disease progresses, it may eventually lead to kidney failure, which requires dialysis or a kidney transplant to maintain life.

It is important to take care of your heart, kidneys, and your overall health.

This year, our program consists of a new theme for each day of the week. Please take time to engage in the themes every day this month.

February Is Black History Month and American Heart Month

The biggest push for cardiovascular health awareness in the United States is American Heart Month, as February has been named by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. We also continue to bring awareness to the Black K.A.R.E. (Kidney Awareness and Resources Education) project. Black Americans have some of the highest incidence rates of diabetes and high blood pressure – the two leading causes of kidney disease.

According to Kidney.org, Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a condition characterized by a gradual loss of kidney function over time. Chronic kidney disease may be caused by diabetes, high blood pressure, and other disorders. Early detection and treatment can often keep chronic kidney disease from getting worse. When kidney disease progresses, it may eventually lead to kidney failure, which requires dialysis or a kidney transplant to maintain life.

It is important to take care of your heart, kidneys, and your overall health.

This year, our program consists of a new theme for each day of the week. Please take time to engage in the themes every day this month.

#SelfcareSunday 

Set yourself up for success by creating a self-care checklist for the week.

#MindfulMonday

Know your heart stats, including blood pressure numbers.

#TastyTuesday 

Enjoy a delicious, heart-healthy recipe.

#WellnessWednesday

Get your heart into your wellness routine.

#TreatYourselfThursday

Treat yourself to some fun and relaxation.

#FollowFriday

Share who inspires you to live a heart-healthy lifestyle.

#SelfieSaturday

Post a selfie with your favorite way to take care of your heart.

Helpful resource:

Linksinc.org/HeartLinks-Welcome/

“Linked in Friendship, Connected in Service”

“Linked in Friendship, Connected in Service”