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News & Education

Taking care of your heart requires you to eat well, exercise regularly, understand your risk factors and manage your heart disease and diabetes.

In this section, you will find tools and resources to help you and your family do just that. When it comes to cardiac disease prevention really is the best medicine.

It's American Heart Month

Celebrate American Heart Month with the American Heart Association and WakeMed.

Learn About all WakeMed Heart Month Activities
or Select One of the Following Specific Events:

Mended Heart Support Group - Event Canceled Due to Inclement Weather
Healthy Hearts Club

Special Heart Month Edition

Life After a Heart Attack

Life with Heart Failure

Massage: The Healing Touch


 CPR Anytime
March 6 - CPR Anytime
Learn How to Save A Life With CPR


Heart Disease Risk Factor Reduction

Heart disease is the number one killer in America today. Certain life-styles or risk factors, as well as inherited characteristics, contribute to this disease. Identify your risk factors to make decisions about your health.

Modifiable Risk Factors  (Risk Factors That Can Be Changed or Managed)

Non-Modifiable Risk Factors (Risk Factors That Cannot Be Changed)

  • Increasing Age
  • Gender
  • Heredity

For more information about your risk factors, please talk to your physician or nurse.

Heart to Heart - A Publication of WakeMed Heart Center

In this issue: Fall 2014