Saturday, August 31, 2013

Leukemia Awareness Orange Ribbon Angel

Leukemia Orange Awareness Ribbon Angel

Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow, the spongy center of bones where our blood cells are formed. The disease develops when blood cells produced in the bone marrow grow out of control.
An estimated 47,150 new cases of leukemia are expected to be diagnosed in the United States in 2012.  The four most common types of leukemia are:
Each main type of leukemia is named according to the type of cell that's affected (a myeloid cell or a lymphoid cell) and whether the disease begins in mature or immature cells.
Other types of leukemia and related disorders include:
After diagnosis and treatment, many people with leukemia live many good, quality years.  The above information is from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).

Support Leukemia Awareness Orange Ribbon Guardian Angel Art Rectangle Gift Magnets
Support Leukemia Awareness Orange Ribbon Angel Art Magnet
Let this orange awareness ribbon angel help support those coping with and caring for those with leukemia.

Learn more about leukemia and find out about free programs for patients, family members and caregivers on the LLS website:

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Heart Disease Red Awareness Ribbon Angel

Heart Disease Red Ribbon Awareness Angel

About 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.  Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2009 were in men.  Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease, killing more than 385,000 people annually.  Every year about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these, 525,000 are a first heart attack and 190,000 happen in people who have already had a heart attack.  Coronary heart disease alone costs the United States$108.9 billion each year.  This total includes the cost of health care services, medications, and lost productivity.  Heart disease is the leading cause of death for people of most ethnicities in the United States, including African Americans, Hispanics, and whites.

Knowing the warning signs and symptoms of a heart attack is key to preventing death, but many people don’t know the signs.  Heart attacks have several major warning signs and symptoms:
  • ·   Chest pain or discomfort.
  • ·   Upper body pain or discomfort in the arms, back, neck, jaw, or upper stomach.
  • ·   Shortness of breath.
  • ·   Nausea, lightheadedness, or cold sweats.

High blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol, and smoking are key risk factors for heart disease. About half of Americans (49%) have at least one of these three risk factors.  Several other medical conditions and lifestyle choices can also put people at a higher risk for heart disease, including:
  • ·   Diabetes
  • ·   Overweight and obesity
  • ·   Poor diet
  • ·   Physical inactivity
  • ·   Excessive alcohol use
Let this red ribbon angel provide support and awareness for Heart Disease.  

The above information came from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Read more online on the CDC website:

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Heart Disease by the Numbers- Facts, Statistics, and You
Heart Disease by the Numbers: Facts, Statistics, and You 

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