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    February is American Heart Month

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    Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, one in four deaths are caused by heart disease. Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals and families can work together to create opportunities for people to make healthier choices.

    Check out Heart.org to learn more about what you can do for yourself and your family to improve heart health!

         

    Feb. 6 is National Wear Red Day

     

    Feb. 6 is National Wear Red Day. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women's Health, and many other groups celebrate the day each year to raise awareness that heart disease is the #1 killer of women and is largely preventable.

    Here’s more about it.

         

    Stress and Heart Health Awareness Fair and Class

     

    Join us on Friday, Feb. 6 for this awareness fair and class that can help anyone learn to better manage the kind of stress that helps reduce or prevent heart disease.  You will learn how stress affects your heart, how to tell "good" stress from "bad" stress, learn some strategies and techniques to manage and prevent stress.

    The resource fair runs from 11:30 a.m. - noon, and the class from noon - 1 p.m. in the Baker and Snow conference rooms at the Marion J. Brooks Building, Tarrant County Public Health, 1101 South Main Street,  Fort Worth, Texas 76104 (corner of Rosedale & Main Street).

    This event is free and open to the public.

     

    Feb. 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

     

    It is important that Blacks get educated about the basics of HIV and AIDS in their local communities. Testing is at the core of this initiative and is critical for prevention of HIV in Black communities. Tarrant County Public Health’s Adult Health Services offer low-cost testing, counseling and referral services.

    Adult Health Services will offer free testing on Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Arlington Public Health Center at 536 W. Randol Mill Road in Arlington (817-321-4724) and on Monday, Feb. 9 at the Dr. Marion J. Brooks Building, Tarrant County Public Health at 1101 S. Main Street, Room 1500 in Fort Worth (817-321-4800).

    For more about National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, click here.

     

     

    Healthy Lives Matter 2015: Prostate Cancer Awareness Event

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    Saturday, Feb. 14 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Dr. Marion J. Brooks Building, Tarrant County Public Health, is an event to educate, inform and increase awareness about prostate cancer.  Featured presenters will provide attendees dialogue regarding the effects of prostate cancer, the importance of early detection and local prostate cancer resources available in Tarrant County.

    Registration is required. Please RSVP by Feb. 6.

    This event is part of the Roy C. Brooks Health Initiative. Roy C. Brooks currently serves as Tarrant County Commissioner for Precinct 1.

     

    Monday, Feb. 16 is President's Day

      All Tarrant County Public Health offices and clinics will be closed on Monday, Feb. 16 in observance of the President's Day holiday.
     

    FREE DIABETES CLASS:  The Heart of Diabetes

     

    On Tuesday, Feb. 17, Tarrant County Public Health hosts this free class on Diabetes and Heart Disease.

    What is relationship between diabetes and heart disease? What do all the numbers mean and what should they be? Learn about this important link and what you can do to stay healthy. Taught by Gloria Steelman RN, CDE.

    Whether you have pre-diabetes, were recently diagnosed with diabetes or have been managing diabetes for a long time, you can benefit from attending this class, which is free and open to the public.

    Class time is 5:30 – 7 p.m. at Tarrant County Public Health, 1101 South Main Street,  Fort Worth, Texas 76104 (corner of Rosedale & Main Street).  PLEASE  RSVP.  For more information or to register, reply to tcdcemail@yahoo.com or phone 817-454-4978.