Michigan Senate Passes Resolution Declaring February As American Heart Month

The Michigan Senate approved Sen. Ruth Johnson’s resolution to designate February as American Heart Month in the state, aiming to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke risks, particularly among women.

Sen. Johnson emphasized the significance of the resolution, citing startling statistics: cardiovascular disease claims one in three women’s lives annually, with nearly 45% of women aged 20 or older affected. The resolution, Senate Resolution 94, highlights the importance of lifestyle modifications in prevention, such as healthy eating and exercise.

Recognizing the Go Red for Women movement, SR 94 encourages individuals to wear red in support of women’s cardiovascular health. It underscores the urgency of addressing risk factors, noting that cardiovascular disease surpasses cancer as the leading cause of death for women.

For more information, visit: goredforwomen.org

Reporting for WGRT – Choze Powell