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Make a Commitment to Your Heart

For more than a decade, The Heart Truth® program has worked to raise awareness about women’s risk for heart disease―the #1 killer of women in the United States―and share the steps they need to make to lead a heart healthy life. Your risk for heart disease can increase significantly depending on how many risk factors you have. So take control of your heart health today!

Learn your risk for heart disease and make your heart health a priority. Start by making simple lifestyle changes that will help you reduce your risk for heart disease and talk to your doctor for guidance. Taking care of your heart will improve your overall health and will allow you to enjoy quality time with your loved ones. Make a commitment to yourself and share it with a loved one for support.

Learn more about The Heart Truth program, the risk factors for heart disease, and the stories of other women that have been affected by heart disease. You can also encourage someone you care about as they work to improve their heart health by giving a gift or advice From the Heart.


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Watch these videos to learn about small steps you can take to improve your heart health.

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Learn why Erika takes care of her heart health.

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Encourage a friend or loved one with one of these gifts for the heart, from the heart

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Check out these tips on healthy eating and staying physically active.

Link to Video: You have the power to reduce your risk for heart disease.

You have the power to reduce your risk for heart disease.

Heart Truth badge that can be downloaded on the Healthy Action Community web page

Spread the word about women's heart health! Get a free badge or banner to post to your website or blog.

Sisters Joan and Bonnie, who have been personally affected by heart disease, pose and smile together.

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Planning to use The Heart Truth logo? Check out our logo guidelines and downloads.

Last Updated: December 2016

The Heart Truth®, its logo, The Red Dress®, and Red Dress® are registered trademarks of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  National Wear Red Day® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and American Heart Association.