February is American Heart Month, and Cullman Regional has gone red by lighting up the front of the hospital in red to raise awareness and support the fight against heart disease.

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), cardiovascular diseases claim more lives each year than all forms of cancer and Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease combined. American Heart Month was first proclaimed in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson. At the time, more than half of the deaths in the U.S. were caused by cardiovascular disease.

American Heart Month is meant to increase awareness and promote healthy lifestyle changes. It is also a time to remind Americans to focus on their hearts and encourage them to get their families, friends and communities involved.

Cullman Regional is also offering FREE Heart Screenings on February 8 and 22 in order to help community members identify any potential risk factors they may have in order to reduce their risk for heart disease. Appointments are required and you can sign up by calling 256-735-5600 or register online at www.cullmanregional.com.

For more information about American Heart Month or the American Heart Association, visit www.heart.org.

For more information about Cardiovascular Services at Cullman Regional, visit www.cullmanregional.com.