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.
Heart Heroes T-Shirt
Interested in supporting the U-M Heart Walk team by purchasing a Heart Heroes T-Shirt? Visit the Heart Heroes T-Shirt page to learn more and order your shirt.
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 1. Here’s what it means to Go Red — not only in February 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.