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February 2007

NHM Health Focus: Heart Health


Heart Health Resources:
 – Heart Disease Prevention (MedlinePlus: NLM)
Heart and Vascular Disease Information (NHBLI)
 – American Heart Association (AHA)
 – Women and Cardiovascular Disease (AHA)
 – Heart Health (NWHIC)
 – Heart Anatomy (Yale-NewHaven Med Ctr.)
 – Heart and Blood Vessel Disorders (Merck)
 – Heart Healthy Handbook for Women (NHBLI)
 – National Women's Health Resource Center
 – Cardiac Rehabilitation (AHA)
 – Exercise For Your Health (Cleveland Clinic)

 – Cardiovascular Disease: Still #1 (HealthPolitics.com)

Organizations Dedicated to Heart Health
 – National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute (NHBLI)
 – Sister to Sister
 – National Coaltion for Women with Heart Disease
 – American Heart Association

Heart attacks are the leading cause of death for women and men over the age of 40. Events in February focus our attention on how heart disease affects people of all ages.

For more about heart disease see:

To check your knowledge of the heart and heart disease see:

Access Excellence @ the National Health Museum has these resources related to heart health:

Activities Exchange: Classic Collection - The Heart and the Circulatory System: Background
Activities Exchange: Classic Collection - The Heart and Circulatory System: Anatomy of the Heart
Activities Exchange: Activities-to-Go - Travel Brochure of the Body Systems
Activities Exchange: Activities-to-Go - Heart Engineering Activity
Health Headquarters: Question of the Week - Heart Disease
What's News: Newsmaker Interview - New Guidelines Target Women and Heart Disease
What's News: Newsmaker Interview - State of the Heart - The Future of Cardiology