Heart Health

Hy-Vee Offering Free Heart Health Screenings

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Heart disease continues to be the number one killer of men and women in the US. In Sioux Falls, Hy-Vee is offering a way for people to check their heart health for free without having to go to the doctor’s.  “It’s estimated that every one American, every 40 seconds has a myocardial infarction or heart attack. So as…

Women – What Do You Really Know About Your Heart?

With Wear Red Day around the corner, important reminders about your health and the advances in technology to address this leading cause of death

While efforts over the past fifteen years of the Go Red for Women initiative have made a difference, Chrissy Meyer of the American Heart Association says we still have a long way to go when it comes to women taking better care of their health, and their hearts. Heart disease remains the leading cause of death for women in the…

The Danger of All That Hidden Salt in Your Food

It may seem harmless but all that sodium could be hurting your heart

High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Yet, how many of us know our number, let alone what to do to better manage it? Chrissy Meyer with the American Heart Association South Dakota branch talks with KDLT about some of the worst offenders when it comes to food and hidden salts, and what you…

Why Women Have to Pay Attention to Their Hearts

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the U.S. with

Heart disease remains the leading killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s close to one woman every minute. But, the condition affects women very differently, and the warning signs may be different for women than for men. Ahead of this year’s Go Red for Women event in Sioux Falls, Cardiologist Dr. Tom Stys from Sanford Health joined the…

Go Red For Women Day

Throughout February the American Heart Association is promoting living a heart-healthy lifestyle. Today is Go Red For Women Day, which encourages people to wear red to raise awareness for women’s heart health. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease and stroke kill one woman every 80 seconds. Dr. Kelly Steffen, a cardiologist with Sanford Health says it’s important that…