We may think of February and picture Valentines, but since 1963, this short month has been celebrated as American Heart Month to urge Americans to join the battle against heart disease.
Since 1963???? Wait. What? We have struggled to get Americans on board to keep their hearts healthy since 1963?
Before 1900, very few people died of heart disease. Since then, it has become…and remains the leading killer of both men and women in the United States.