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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: December 23, 2019 02:11 PM
From: Representative Marcia M. Hahn
To: All House members
Subject: Cardiovascular Disease & Diabetes Awareness Week
In the near future, I plan to introduce a resolution designating the week of February 9 to February 15, 2020 as Cardiovascular Disease & Diabetes Awareness Week in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, is the nation’s leading cause of death and disability, with more than one million Americans suffering a new or recurrent coronary attack each year.

Sadly, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death associated with type 2 diabetes. In fact, two out of three deaths in people with type 2 diabetes are attributed to cardiovascular disease. According to the CDC, people with type 2 diabetes are at two to four times greater risk for developing cardiovascular disease.

I hope you will join me in co-sponsoring this resolution in an effort to raise awareness of the connection between cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Introduced as HR656