Mena Regional Health System partnered with the American Heart Association for ‘Little Hats, Big Hearts’, a program designed to raise awareness of heart disease, the No. 1 killer of Americans, and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the world.
Even children who are born with healthy hearts can develop cardiovascular disease because of poor lifestyle habits as they grow up. Lack of exercise, eating an unhealthy diet, and using tobacco all increase the chances kids will develop heart disease later in life.
Volunteers have handmade baby red caps to be given to newborns during Heart Health Month. For more information on how to raise healthy babies, visit heart.org/littlehatsbighearts.[PICTURED ABOVE] Two recent arrivals at MRHS with Summer Cummings, RN; Hannah Stovall, RN/Women’s Services Director, and Minta Milham, RN.