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. February is American Heart Month. 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 ABCS:
  • 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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The Benefits of Membership

  • Active representation & promotion of perinatal interests in the State Legislature
  • Participation in committees & task forces to influence quality of care for mothers & infants in our State
  • Networking with key people & organizations that can impact perinatal health
  • Decreased registration rates at regional educational conferences
  • Participation in community service Projects
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TPA Grants

Congratulations to the following grantees:

  • Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas: Perinatal Mood Disorders Training Program 
  • Healthy Families San Angelo: “Steps to Success” Program
  • Learning Through Simulation: Neonatal Scenarios & Procedures, El Paso
  • Angel Layettes

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