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Heart Health: American Heart Month and National Wear Red Day®

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. It’s also the leading cause of death for people of most ethnicities in the United States, including African Americans, Hispanics, and whites.

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Each February, FDA observes American Heart Month to help raise awareness about heart disease and the agency’s role in developing and approving treatments for heart disease. On the first Friday in February, FDA celebrates National Wear Red Day® to raise awareness about women and heart disease.

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® National Wear Red Day is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the American Heart Association.

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