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February is American Heart Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths is caused by heart disease.

You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease.

To lower your risk:

  • Watch your weight.
  • Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
  • Control your cholesterol and blood pressure.
  • If you drink alcohol, dring only in moderation.
  • Get active and get healthy.
  • Richland Library has an abundance of materials that can help you get healthy. Below you will also find websites that have good information about heart disease and how to maintain a healthy heart.

    Here is just a sample of the materials that Richland Library has to help you learn about heart health.


    Amazon Says: A HEALTH COOKBOOK FOR WOMEN BY WOMEN The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women social initiative has inspired hundreds of thousands of women to eat nutritious more...
    Amazon Says: A HEALTH COOKBOOK FOR WOMEN BY WOMEN The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women social initiative has inspired hundreds of thousands of women to eat nutritiously, exercise regularly, and maintain a healthy weight. Now the iconic "red dress" can be your kitchen companion all year long, with 200 recipes to help you take charge of your health.   By cooking wholesome meals at home, you can easily and significantly reduce your risk of heart disease, which takes the lives of more women each year than all forms of cancer combined. The Go Red For Women Cookbook helps you stick to your health goals with recipes for guilt-free drinks, appetizers, dinners, and desserts for gatherings with friends and breakfasts on the go, brown-bag lunches, and snacks for the whole family. Recipes include:    · Vegetable-Shrimp Spring Rolls with Honey-Jalapeño Sauce    · Chipotle Tomato Soup    · Spinach Salad with Apples and Caramelized Radishes     · Kale Salad with Sweet Citrus Dressing    · Lime-Basil Tilapia     · Jerk Chicken with Mango-Avocado Salsa    · Portobello Ragout with Sun-Dried Tomato Polenta    · Garlicky Greek Salad Pizza     · Sangría-Style Punch     · Lemon Mini Cheesecakes     · Red Velvet Cake Pops A necessary primer on good nutrition, weight control, and smart grocery shopping as well as how to live and enjoy a healthy lifestyle while helping to prevent heart disease, The Go Red For Women Cookbook makes it easy for you to adopt healthy eating habits. less...
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    Amazon Says: @font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { p more...
    Amazon Says: @font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } Is that twinge in your chest heartburn or a heart problem? In 2006, more than 600,000 Americans-26% of all deaths in the US that year-died of heart disease, making it our nation's #1 killer. Now, Mayo Clinic provides a comprehensive, step by-step plan to reduce the risks and life-changing effects of heart disease. In The Mayo Clinic Healthy Heart for Life!, Mayo Clinic provides up-to-date, clinically proven information that addresses the key causes of heart disease and provides clear, actionable advice in an easy-to follow format, including: The three key actions you can taken in a quick-start plan to help you jump-start your way to heart health A heart-health assessment to help you create your own customized plan An easy-to-follow program designed for life-long heart health Tools to help you determine your risk for heart disease Information on how to recognize symptoms of heart disease-and what to do about them Background on cholesterol's role and info on how you can minimize the effects of bad cholesterol and enhance your levels of good cholesterol How to talk to your doctor about heart concerns and what to expect during a medical evaluation How heart disease symptoms can be different in women, and other special concerns for women How to raise heart-healthy children ...and more less...
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    Amazon Says: Are you stressed out over how to feed your family a nutritious meal at the end of a long, busy day without turning to convenience foods or the drive-through? Now, the nation more...
    Amazon Says: Are you stressed out over how to feed your family a nutritious meal at the end of a long, busy day without turning to convenience foods or the drive-through? Now, the nation’s most trusted authority on heart-healthy living presents a cookbook bursting with nourishing, flavorful recipes to please the palates of family members of all ages. Since the main dish is usually the starting point of meal planning, more than half the recipes in this book are for entrées. Here’s how they’re organized: • Everyday Dinners • Busy Nights • Plan-Aheads • Cook Once, Eat Twice To help you incorporate additional vegetables, fruits, and grains into your family’s diet, we’ve included Make It a Meal, a special feature that suggests accompaniments–salads and soups, vegetable and grain side dishes, and even desserts–for many of the main dishes. less...
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