Outside of the Ross Heart Hospital at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, red hearts can be seen dangling from trees in preparation for February — American Heart Month.
Many young people do not pay attention to the issue of heart-related illnesses because they don’t think it’s pertinent to them, said Dr. Martha Gulati, a cardiologist at the hospital and the director of Women’s Cardiovascular Health, in an email.
Gulati said it is important that college students, no matter their gender, keep track of their cholesterol and lead a healthy lifestyle.
“College-aged kids should know, (and) they’re usually surprised to know, that heart disease is their No. 1 killer, too,”… Read more