Are You At Risk For Heart Disease?

February is Healthy Heart Month, and we want to take the opportunity to promote good heart health to our Concorde students, faculty, administration and staff. Did you know that, as recently as 2002, one in three women died of heart disease. It is the No. 1 killer of women in the U.S. But through annual events such as the Red Dress Collection and others bringing health care awareness to this disease, the mortality rate has decreased steadily.

Over the last 15 years, awareness of heart disease among women has nearly doubled. Women who are informed about heart disease are 35 percent more likely to be physically active and 47 percent are more likely to report weight loss compared with those less aware. Heart disease is preventable. A healthy mix of eating right, regular physical activity, living smoke free and knowing your key blood numbers has proven to lower your risks for heart disease dramatically.

Let’s show good health care awareness and take care of yourself. Most likely, it’s the only heart you’ll ever have. Take care of it!

Here is an informative infographic full of more healthy heart tips.health care awareness

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Jamie Troccoli | Medical Assistant graduate

“I am eternally grateful to Dr. Lu-Ping Gamble at the Garden Grove campus. They not only lit a spark, they lit a torch in my heart that shall burn forever! My education changed my life and has had a huge positive impact on the person I am today.”

Marcus Streator | Respiratory Therapy graduate

“Without the support of certain instructors … I would not have pushed myself to grasp the concepts and pass my boards on the first attempt. Once I passed my boards, it was less than one month after that I landed my first Respiratory Therapist job where I am currently working with so much joy every day.”

Andrea Nolan | Dental Assistant graduate

“Knowing I could be working as a Dental Assistant in eight months was crazy to me! I loved going to class and would drive an hour there every day. I’m truly happy that I took the step to go to Concorde. It was the best thing I have done for my family.”

James Harkins | Nursing Graduate

“What I liked about Concorde was that there was nothing flashy. They were very up front, very simple, answered all my questions. They were more concerned with my education than tuition.”

Randall Hines | Polysomnographic Technologist Graduate

“I think it’s an amazing school. When I sat down for boards, I felt more than adequately prepared. If you put the work in, your success is almost guaranteed.”