Focus on heart health during Heart Month of February

Traditionally the month for lovers and all things heart-related, because of St. Valentine’s Day on the 14th, the month of February is also designated as American Heart Month by the American Heart Association.

It serves as a good reminder for everyone to take care of their cardiovascular health.

The annual observance began in 1963 to encourage Americans to join the battle against heart disease. A presidential proclamation pays tribute each year to researchers, physicians, public health professionals and volunteers for their tireless efforts in preventing, treating and researching heart disease.

UHS joins hospitals, medical centers and healthcare systems around

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Baystate Health cardiovascular lectures go remote; opens with focus on COVID impact on heart

SPRINGFIELD — A talk on heart complications caused by coronavirus disease 2019 will lead off the popular annual Heart & Vascular Health Series being presented remotely this year at noon on the four Sundays in February by Baystate Health due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The series, held in conjunction with American Heart Month and given by Baystate providers, begins with the Feb. 7 talk, “The COVID Heart: Effects of COVID-19 on the Heart, What We Know,” by Dr. Aaron Kugelmass, Baystate’s vice president and medical director of heart and vascular services and chief of cardiology.

Increasingly, long-term complications,

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