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Today's Heart Tip: Know Your Risks

Kathy Moore
Chief Operating Officer
St. Luke’s Treasure Valley
By Anna Fritz, Health and Wellness
February 7, 2014

Are you at risk for heart disease or stroke? Talk to your doctor to find out how your risk factors add up, and what you can do to reduce your risk. Blood pressure, HDL and LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, blood sugar, body mass index, waist circumference, and resting heart rate all tell your story, as do your diet, exercise habits, stress level, and relationships.

Kathy's heart advice: "Today is national Wear Red for Women Day. Heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined. Find out about your own cardiovascular risk and how you can take action to live a longer, healthier life. Wear red today. Raise your voice. You just might save a life."

February is Heart Month, so kick start your best year yet with 28 days of heart health. Every day in February St. Luke’s will send a heart health tip directly to your email. It’s easy to subscribe!

We’re also offering Free Heart Seminars throughout the month. Click here to find one in your area.

In addition, St. Luke's offers $20 cardiac risk assessments in Boise and Meridian four times a year (January, April, July, October). This assessment includes a fasting cholesterol panel and glucose levels, cardiac risk profile, and discussion. For information or to register, please call (208) 381-9000.

About The Author

Anna Fritz is a writer and editor with St. Luke’s Communications and Marketing.