The American Heart Association’s signature women’s initiative, Go Red for Women, is a comprehensive platform designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally. In recognition of Heart Health Month and to demonstrate CUMC's effort to promoting Healthy Behavior, Sunday February 10 is "WEAR RED SUNDAY" at Colesville.

It’s no longer just about wearing red; it’s no longer just about sharing heart health facts. It’s about all women (and men) making a commitment to stand together with Go Red and taking charge of their own heart health as well as the health of those they can’t bear to live without.

 Nearly 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented. Cardiovascular diseases continue to be a woman's greatest health threat and is also a threat to the health of men and all young adults..>>>>>>>>>>


February is American Heart Month

Heart Disease: It Can Happen at Any Age Heart disease doesn’t happen just to older adults. It is happening to younger adults more and more often. This is partly because the conditions that lead to heart disease are happening at younger ages. February is Heart Month, the perfect time to learn about your risk for heart disease and the steps you need to take now to help your heart.

Heart disease—and the conditions that lead to it—can happen at any age. High rates of obesity and high blood pressure among younger people (ages 35-64) are putting them at risk for heart disease earlier in life. Half of all Americans have at least one of the top three risk factors for heart disease (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking)>>>.>>>>




The Colesville Health Ministry Team is partnering with Suburban Hospital to sponsor a "Freedom from Smoking" program at the church on Wednesdays beginning January 9 through February 20 and on Friday February 1.  Please share this information with family, friends, neighbors and acquaintances who would like to be free from smoking.  For more information contact Dr. Langston Smith at ldsrcdoc@verizon.net .  To register or reserve your seat for the program, please go to events.suburbanhospital.org or call 301-896-2334.

Join us for the 2019 Health Fair in the Fall. The 2018 Health Fair included the following.

Provided by Safeway Pharmacy (Fee Based, Insurance Qualified)

• Blood Pressure
• Blood Sugar
• BMI Measurement
• Cholesterol/Lipid Profile
• Dental Wellness
• Hearing, Speech, & Communication
• Skin Cancer (Fee Based, Insurance Qualified)

• Cancer Awareness
• Diabetes Awareness
• Fall Prevention
• Nutrition and Healthy Eating
• Physical Therapy
• Smoking Cessation