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Valentine’s day is a holiday of the heart.  Most people celebrate by showing that special someone they care with flowers and chocolates; but here at the MEC Library, we take things a little more literally.  This Valentine’s Day, we are celebrating the human heart!  Check out some of the resources listed below to learn more about this fascinating organ.

American Heart Association is a great place to find statistics, practice guidelines, educational materials, and information on heart disease from arrhythmia to stroke.

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, has lots of heart friendly information on its website targeted at both healthcare professionals and the general public.  Find funding and research opportunities, clinical trials, or calculate your 10 year risk of having a heart attack.

The Center for Disease Control’s Heart Disease page has facts and statistics, risk factors, prevention tips, and educational materials for professionals and patients.  The CDC also has an Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke where you can view county level maps of heart disease and stroke across the United States.

Hungry?  Why not try some heart healthy recipes from the Mayo Clinic, American Heart Association, Food Network, or Heart Healthy Living!

Don’t forget MEC library has lots of books about the heart and heart disease.  You can search the Library Catalog for terms such as heart, heart disease, cardiac care or cardiovascular system.

MEC library also has a human heart model at the front desk available for in-library use.  Come check it out!

Happy Valentine’s Day from the MEC Library!

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