Friday, February 1, 2013
Friday, Feb. 1, is the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day.
Are you wearing red today? Whether it’s a fashion choice or a statement of your support for heart health, we want to see you show it off. Friday, Feb. 1, is the 10th anniversary of National Wear Red Day. The annual event, spearheaded by the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement, shines a spotlight on heart disease. Cities, businesses, organizations, hospitals and individuals are encouraged to “go red” in whatever way they’d like to show their support to the cause. Suggestions include: Got your red on? Great. Now show off your support on Dearborn Patch by posting a photo to this article by clicking on the “Upload Photos and Videos” button on this page. The millions of people affected by heart disease thank you for your …
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Lack of health insurance, unhealthy living and cultural stress combine to create the biggest health risk for Arab Americans: heart disease.
For centuries, immigrants have come to this country to pursue the American Dream–not fall victim to American diseases. But the latter is becoming a reality for incoming waves of Arab immigrants to Dearborn, as the growing population continues to battle a number of potentially fatal diseases brought about by the transition to an American lifestyle. This socioeconomic and cultural shift has led to alarmingly high rates of heart disease among Dearborn’s Arab population, experts say, adding that increased health education and preventive care are essential to reverse the trend. “When immigrants first come to Dearborn, they are much healthier than (they are) five years later,” said Dr. Adnan Hammad, health director at ACCESS. The prevalence of …
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
The five-year program, the fourth year of which concludes this month, tracks the heart health of 400 metro Detroit women and teaches them about healthy eating, exercise and more.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
For Oakwood Healthcare, learning about the issue of women's heart health has gone much further than treatment of disease. In 2006, Oakwood partnered with the Ford Motor Company Fund in a five-year study into women’s heart health using personal cardiac coaches. What started out as a study targeted at reducing the risk of heart disease in women has evolved into a network of support and the creation of an extensive list of health-related resources. The study identified 400 metro Detroit women, all of whom were at risk for heart disease. The first 200 women who signed up for the study will complete the Healthy Hearts for Women program and graduate in July. As the program begins to wrap up, the benefits–both in terms of learning about women's …