Thanks to Valentine?s Day, February has always been associated with the color red and, for most people, hearts, roses, and chocolates. For those dedicated to improving our nation?s health, this month is also associated with heart health. February 3rd is National Wear Red Day?, and VMS BioMarketing Clinical Educators suggest taking time out to learn what risks you may face and what you can do to make your heart happy. The American Heart Association says 80% of heart disease and stroke may be prevented simply by education on the subject and lifestyle changes. To begin your deeper dive, share the facts with family and friends about heart health, provided by the American Heart Association and Go Red for Women. Many women may not realize that heart disease is the number one killer of women Cardiovascular diseases and stroke in women cause one in three women?s deaths per year Approximately every 80 seconds one woman will die from cardiovascular disease or a stroke Ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease Don?t make February the only time you think about heart health. Make every month a little more ?red.? Set goals and life changes that go beyond February and remind yourself of the importance of your most vital organ. Every day at VMS BioMarketing, Clinical Educators help patients understand the importance of their lifestyle choices and how to make healthy changes that lead to improved health and happiness. Our Clinical Educators help patients to implement the changes in their lives, not just for a month, but for a lifetime. Remember to participate in National Wear Red Day? on February 3 to support Go Red For Women! Go Red and Go Red For Women are trademarks of AHA. The Red Dress Design is a trademark of U.S. DHHS.