Pursuant Health Insights

 

Vital statistics from consumers in over 3,600 United States pharmacy locations

 
 

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Heart Health Month

In the United States, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. Heart Health month was created to help communities spread the word about strategies for preventing heart disease by encouraging people to live heart healthy lives. February 5th is the nationally recognized day to wear red and promote heart health.


American Diabetes Association Alert DaY

Diabetes affects more than 29 million Americans or about 9 percent of the United States population. It’s also estimated that one in every four persons with diabetes is unaware that they have the disease. 

The American Diabetes Association observes the 4th Tuesday in March as a one-day wake-up call to inform the public about the dangers of diabetes, particularly when diabetes is left undiagnosed or untreated. 

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Healthy Vision Month

Approximately 37 million of US adults have age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, or glaucoma, all of which can cause visual impairment or blindness. Healthy Vision Month encourages everyone to take charge of their eye health and preserve their sight by getting regular eye exams, using protective eyewear, wearing sunglasses and living a healthy lifestyle.


American stroke Month

Fact -  heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year in the United States. That’s approximately one woman every minute. But it doesn’t affect all women alike, and the warning signs for women aren’t the same as men. 

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