At the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center, every month is Heart Month. But during National Heart Month — February of each year — we take time to raise awareness about preventing the leading cause of death for both men and women and to research innovative new treatments to help our patients live their best lives.
Visit the Michigan Health blog throughout Heart Month to read helpful heart info and to meet those who are fighting heart disease up close and personal, or come to this page for regular updates.
Watch Us on Facebook Live
Relive our February 9 Facebook Live session featuring a guest panel from the Frankel Cardiovascular Center discussing cardiovascular health, disease prevention, and the history of Heart Month. View the Frankel CVC February 9 Facebook Live session.
Furry Friend Brings Hope and Healing to Heart Patients
Michigan Medicine therapy dog brightens the day of people who seem to need her most. See what Anna does on her daily “rounds.” Learn more about Anna the golden retriever's work with Michigan Medicine chaplains.
Remember Your Heart
Your heart works hard to keep you healthy 24/7. But when is the last time you gave it a second thought? Learn more about life from your heart's point of view in the Michigan Health blog post: Remember Your Heart, the Unsung Hero in Your Chest.
Go Red Day
One of the events we celebrate at the Frankel Cardiovascular Center during Heart Month is Go Red Day, which aims to raise awareness about heart disease in women.
This year's Go Red Day took place on Friday, February 2. Here’s what it means to Go Red — not only in Feburary but throughout the year:
G: Get Your Numbers
Ask your doctor to check your blood pressure and cholesterol.
O: Own Your Lifestyle
Stop smoking, lose weight, exercise, and eat healthy. It’s up to you. No one can do it for you.
R: Realize Your Risk
We think it won’t happen to us, but heart disease kills one of three women.
E: Educate Your Family
Make healthy food choices for you and your family. Teach your kids the importance of staying active.
D. Don't Be Silent
Tell every woman you know that heart disease is our No.1 killer.
Learn more about Go Red Day at the Go Red For Women website.