///Spotlight on Health – February
Spotlight on Health – February 2017-01-28T09:37:31-06:00

Spotlight on Health - February

February is the month where we become focused on the heart. Leading up to Valentine’s Day, stores are covered in hearts, valentines, stuffed animals and chocolates. It’s the time when you show your significant other how much you care.

This is also the month to show your heart some love by practicing good health habits. Approximately every 20 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a heart attack. And cardiovascular disease continues to be the number one killer in the U.S. You can start taking healthy steps now to prevent or manage heart disease. At UAMS, we hope that these tips will help you from becoming of these statistics.

Living Healthy Newsletters

February is Heart Health Month. Our Living Healthy Newsletters will be dedicated to helping you keep your heart healthy. More than 2,500 American die from heart disease each day. At UAMS, we want to keep you informed so that you can make heart healthy habits.

This month’s wellness and fitness and women’s health newsletters will both provide tips and helpful information to prevent or manage heart disease whatever your case may be.

Are you interested in health information about healthy living, wellness and fitness or women’s health? Subscribe Today to receive UAMS Living Healthy newsletters every month. It’s easy and free!


Are you looking for healthy sweet treats in time for Valentine’s Day? Try our brownie kisses or chocolate brownies with a coffee kick.

Looking for more healthy recipes? Visit our health library, which will provide you with recipes to prepare many full meals that meets most dietary needs.  See our library

Health Tips

Your heart is a vital organ that keeps your body functioning. Unfortunately, many people don’t treat it that way. They may not realize that their daily habits and lifestyle can overwork and damage their heart. So take care of your heart and yourself. Start by making some lifestyle changes such as watching what you eat, quitting smoking and exercising regularly.

For in-depth tips, read our article on Making Changes to Avoid Heart Disease.

Medical Myths

Chocolate is often viewed as a food that should be avoided for several different reasons. One commonly assumed reason is that it causes acne. But is it a myth or really a fact? READ THIS ARTICLE FOR THE ANSWER.

Want to find the answers to other medical myths? Our UAMS mythbusters have investigated the truth behind some of the more popular myths. Visit our collection and find out the real deal.

PodcastPodcast – Here’s to Your Health

From our Here’s to Your Health archives, Dr. T. Glenn Pait provides tips and advices to help you be heart healthy.

Interested in hearing more Here’s to Your Health podcasts? Visit our Here’s to Your Health Archive today!

Patient Story

Cardiovascular: Heart Smart

When Essie Ashford arrived at UAMS, her left main coronary artery was so critically narrowed that she immediately needed a stent procedure just to survive long enough to make it into surgery. 

Read Essie’s Story

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