As we all get into the swing of the holiday festivities, it is important to be mindful of our health. With endless to-do lists, family gatherings, and general merriment, it is easy to forget to slow down and listen to our bodies.

Unfortunately, for some, the holiday season is also a time for increase in the frequency of heart attacks. Researchers have noticed a spike in heart attacks and strokes during the winter holiday season, but not for the reasons you may think.

Why does the holiday season raise the risk of heart attack and stroke? What can you do about it? Click here to read the causes and interventions that can improve cardiovascular help during this celebratory season and enjoy your time stress free.


Happy Holidays from the Illinois Heart & Lung Staff and Board of Directors!