February is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States; one in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke, equal to 2,200 deaths per day. Prevention starts with everyone. Protect yourself and your loved ones from heart disease and stroke by understanding the risks and taking these steps:

1. Get up and get active by being physically active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week.
2. Know your ABC'S:

  • Ask your doctor if you should take an Aspirin every day.
  • Find out if you have high Blood pressure or Cholesterol, and if you do, get effective treatment.
  • If you Smoke, get help to quit.

3. Make your calories count by eating a heart-healthy diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables and low in sodium and trans fat.
4. Take control of your heart health by following your doctor’s prescription instructions.

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Thank you to all who voted for our new officers: 
President: Cheryl Aldridge, MN, RN, CPNP
Vice President: Jill Skaggs
Treasurer: Mark German, BS, MEd
Secretary: Kenna Hamm, LMSW

To learn more about our board, click HERE.


Texas Perinatal Association Awards Grants

The Texas Perinatal Association is pleased to to announce that 4 grants totaling $5000 have been awarded to the following organizations:

  • Healthy Families San Angelo "Steps to Success" program
  • Angel Layettes
  • Little Babies/Big Needs - Midland College
  • University Medical Center/ TTUHSC-El Paso “Transfer from Home Birth to Hospital– A Multidisciplinary Approach"
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