February is American Heart Month, dedicated to raising awareness of and prevention of heart disease. Pharmacists are in a unique position to help in this effort.
Heart disease kills approximately 600,000 people in the US each year, but many of its risk factors are preventable. Approximately 275 million Americans visit pharmacies each week giving pharmacists the opportunity to help educate their communities, which can add up to large numbers of people taking steps to protect their hearts. Thank you for doing your part to educate and help more people become heart healthy!