Minneapolis—February 7, 2011—Heart disease continues to be the No. 1 killer in America, especially among women, which is why Walden University’s College of Health Sciences wants to help the American Heart Association raise awareness about this deadly disease. Throughout the month of February, the College of Health Sciences will be promoting ways to live a heart-healthy lifestyle in recognition of American Heart Month.

“The College of Health Sciences is proud to serve as a sponsor of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement,” said Dr. Cynthia Baum, vice president, College of Health Sciences. “Every day the American Heart Association works to fund research and develop educational programs that help to fight heart disease and save more lives. This aligns with our college’s mission to positively impact the health of our communities.”

In addition to a contribution on behalf of Walden, the College of Health Sciences is providing ideas and resources for members of the Walden community to live a heart-healthy lifestyle at www.WaldenU.edu/hearthealth. Tips, activities and ways to help will be posted throughout the month, including a video from Jody Early, PhD, MS, CHES, Health Sciences program director, that explains how both genetics and lifestyle choices play important roles in fighting heart disease. People are also encouraged to share their stories at www.facebook.com/WaldenU.

“Women make up more than 75 percent of our global Walden community, and we hope our efforts can help save their lives and those of their mothers, sisters and friends,” added Dr. Baum.

The College of Health Sciences prepares health professionals to work in essential areas such as nursing, public health and healthcare administration to address the health needs of individuals and communities.

About Walden University
For 40 years, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their communities. Today, more than 42,500 students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are pursuing their bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees at Walden. The university provides students with an engaging educational experience that connects them with expert faculty and peers around the world. Walden is the flagship online university in the Laureate International Universities network—a global network of more than 50 online and campus-based universities in 24 countries.

Walden offers more than 50 degree programs with more than 225 specializations and concentrations. Areas of study include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration, and information technology. For more information, visit www.WaldenU.edu. Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.hlcommission.org.

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