heart disease

Wisconsin Gears Up For National Wear Red Day

Feb 2, 2018
American Heart Association

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APPLETON, Wis. - Every 38 seconds, someone dies from cardiovascular disease, and heart disease is the number one killer of women. This Friday(2/2) is National Wear Red Day, meant to draw attention to American Heart Month.

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SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. - Every year more than 350,000 Americans suffer cardiac arrest in a location other than a hospital, and for every one of them, survival depends on someone immediately stepping up to administer CPR. According to the American Heart Association, almost 90 percent of people whose heart suddenly stops die because they don't get CPR.

In February, Remember Your Heart

Feb 24, 2014
John Morgan

Valentine’s Day may be over but there are still plenty of ways to take care of your heart.

February is Heart Health Month.

Oneida County Public Health Department is encouraging people of all ages to try and reduce risk factors for heart disease. 

Community health specialist Kyla Waksmonski  says behavior changes include daily exercise, healthy eating and limiting alcohol use.  Quitting smoking can also cut your risk of heart disease.