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CCMH Recognizes Heart Health Month

February 05, 2018

CCMH employees wore RED Friday, Feb. 2, as part of National Go Red for Women Day to increase awareness of heart disease in women. Employees made contributions in honor of the event which will be donated to the American Heart Association. (Rachel Arth/CCMH)

CARROLLTON, Mo. – Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, Carroll County Memorial Hospital is proudly participating in American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. It is also the most treatable.

CCMH employees wore RED on National Go Red for Women Day on Friday, Feb. 2, to increase awareness of heart disease in women.

CCMH will be decked out in RED inside and outside. Come by and take a look.

Heart healthy lunch and snacks will be available throughout the month for all employees.

CCMH, in partnership with Care Connection for Aging Services, will host a Fit and Fun Event February 22 in the 4 Corners Café from 4-6 p.m. The event will offer seniors 60 and over health screenings – such as blood pressure, glucose, bone-density vouchers – and stations including coloring for adults, cooking demonstration, bingo, tai chi exercise demonstration and much more.

CCMH offers a 36-session, 3-month Cardiac Rehabilitation program – a supervised exercise program to help people recover from heart attacks, heart surgery, and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) stenting and angioplasty.

As our Mission states, “CCMH is dedicated to the health and well-being of all we serve.

You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease. To lower your risk: Watch your weight; Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke; Control your cholesterol and blood pressure; If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation; and Get active and eat healthy.

For more information about the services at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, visit our website or call 660-542-1695.