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Book Selections and Health Resources: Heart Health

American Heart Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Fortunately, it is largely preventable and there are many things people can do to reduce their risk: exercise, nutrition, and regular visits to their health provider. February is American Heart Month, but any time is a good time to help raise awareness about heart disease and prevention. Start by sharing heart-healthy information from the National Library of Medicine. How?

Selected Books for Heart Health

Use this guide to select one of the three “ready-to-use” fiction or nonfiction books, download the discussion guide, and share health information and program ideas with your library reading group... or apply for a free NNLM Reading Club Book Kit!
Cover images of three books for heart health
This Heart of Mine: A Novel by C.C. Hunter
Heart: A History by Sandeep Jauhar
Beautiful Affliction: A Memoir by Lene Fogelberg