American Heart Month: The Kane County Health Department says heart disease and stroke and No. 1 and No. 3 leading causes of death here. February is the month to do something about it.
Valentine’s Day is a celebration of the heart, which is why we recognize American Heart Month during the month of February. Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 3 leading causes of death in Kane County, and the Kane County Health Department will be emphasizing heart health throughout February. The recently completed Community Health Assessment shows that heart disease is the leading cause of hospitalization in Kane County, accounting for 23 percent of total patients; further, as much as 4 percent of the population reported ever having a heart attack. Throughout February, the Health Department will be emphasizing five themes via social media: This article is courtesy of the Kane County Health Department.