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Building Community at Dickinson College: Heart Health Month

American Hearth Month

This guide is designed to provide information and resources related to heart health, as February is American Hearth Month.


American Heart Association: National Wear Red Day

Friday, February 7, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Table Event in HUB Lobby - Hosted by Human Resources Services

It’s a RED OUT Day! Time to get your RED OUT to Support Go Red For Women by participating in National Wear Red Day®. Why Go Red? Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. Fortunately, we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action. That’s why this year we are asking that you wear red on National Wear Red Day®. 

Heart Health Resources


  • The American Heart Association, the sponsor of American Hearth Month, is the country's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. On their website you can find information about getting involved, learning CPR and first aid, or read about a variety of cardiovascular health topics.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers a wealth of useful information, including explanations of different conditions included under the umbrella term "heart disease" and a guide to understanding your risk factors for heart disease.
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine provides articles related to heart health wellness and prevention, many of which have been reviewed by their physicians.

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