Missouri Million Hearts For Prevention & Treatment

Updated:Feb 18,2014

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Mercy Blood Pressure Training Video  (YouTube)
provided by Dr. Keith Ratcliff and the team at Mercy including Linda Kubiak, David O'Brien, Jeanette Hottmeyer, Pam Sikes, Dr. Carolyn Koenig and others.

Comments on the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Report:  MO Million Hearts Partners are encouraged to submit comments on the DGAC report. Comments are due on Friday, May 8, 2015. The report contains a wide-range of dietary and strategy recommendations, including: limiting sodium intake to no more than 2,300 mg or less for those with hypertension; limiting added sugar intake; reducing or eliminating sugar sweetened beverage intake; and avoiding partially hydrogenated oils.

Commentary on Making Sense of the Science of Sodium: This commentary published in Nutrition Today highlights the importance of sodium reduction, summarizes and clarifies results from the 2013 IOM report on sodium, and provides concise, evidence-based responses to recent research that questions the benefits of population sodium reduction.


Missouri Million Hearts Calendar

April 1st is National Walking Day - Register to get a free toolkit to use of materials and how-to information for workplaces, schools, individuals and community organizations.  Log on to: www.heart.org/NationalWalkingDay

April 13-17, 2015 is Smoking Cessation Awareness Week in St. Louis. For more information, please contact Sue Hensley: susan.s.hensley@pfizer.com   | 314-503-5451 (mobile)

St. Louis Smoking Cessation Flyer

St. Louis Smoking Cessation Infographic

April 17, 2015 a Most Powerful Voices Gospel Concert & Health Fair is scheduled at Greater Grace Church in Ferguson, MO from 4:30-8:30.  Visit  www.heart.org/stlouis  , or contact Damon Broadus Damon.Broadus@heart.org for more information.

April 30th, is Girls Night Goes Red. At the Edward Jones Headquarters - 12555 Manchester Road in St. Louis, MO. Please join us for a Fun Night raising awareness for Go Red for Women! Please contact Rachelle Bartnick at Rachelle.Bartnick@heart.org  or 314-692-5674.

May is American Stroke Month & High Blood Pressure Month