Friday, February 21, 2014

American Heart Month

Since February is American Heart Month for our humans, I brought my friend along to talk about hearts.  Did you know that the human heart beats about 100,000 times per day?  That's equivalent to 36,500,000 beats per year!


Wow - that's one hard working organ!
 
 
I've been informed by my medical staff that heart disease is a concern in our country.  Since this disease varies by state, gender and race, my mom developed an infographic to sort out all of the details.  Here is a link to her chart:  
 
(Note - source was Center for Disease Control, and infographic was created in Tableau Public)  [You can hover over your state to see the facts that apply to you.  Also, you can click on gender to see the information change based on gender.]
 
The CDC has some great ways for our humans to improve their heart health here:
  
 
 
It's time for us to encourage our humans to love and take care of their hearts!

22 comments:

  1. Great post, Stewey - that heart is a very important organ!

    Happy weekend.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

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    1. Glad you liked it!
      Hope you have a great weekend!
      Stewey

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  2. And we help because we can lower blood pressure when peeps are patting us.

    XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

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  3. You have the cutest outfits, my friend.

    By the way, since you're so good at choosing outfits, care to share some Stewey Advice? I am looking for a good pair of comfy shoes for Buchi..He does a lot of licking on his paws so I was hoping to stop him from using the e-collar-- use shoes instead of an e-collar to stop him from licking his paws.

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    1. Unfortunately, I don't have advice about shoes.
      But, when my allergies flare up, my mom puts an ointment called "LickGuard" around the area. It drives me crazy, but it works well. She gets it from my vet. It's by Van Beek. Hope this helps!

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  4. We agree the heart needs love. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  5. The heart is really a hard working piece, we should take good care on this thingy, you're right, Stewey. btw: your pictures is just wonderful!

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  6. Howdy Stewey, great post mate. We help our mum and dad by taking them for walks every day. We LOVED the stuffie heart! No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

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    1. Taking walks is a great idea! Glad you liked my toy heart :)
      Stewey

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  7. What a most wunderful post. :) Happy Sunday Stewey!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae and Max

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  8. great picture and great information you are doing a good job keeping mom and dad healthy

    retro rover

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  9. Hey Stewey! Thank you furs dropping by my blog! You is rights Hoomans haves to care furs their hearts just likes us doggies - in facts we shoulds takes care of each others hearts all together!
    Big wet kisses,
    Enid : )

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Enid! Glad you agree about hearts :)
      Stewey

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