PHOTO BY MEGAN BLACK PHOTOGRAPHY
Nearly sixty years ago, February was declared American Heart Month – a time we can all focus a little more on our heart health and bring awareness to this disease that kills so many year after year. Forsyth Magazines loves partnering with the American Heart Association and we have a heartwarming story to share with you this month on identical twins Pat and Pam.
While a healthy diet and exercise routine are crucial for your heart health, so is getting regular check-ups! Genetics can play a huge factor in heart disease and often exercise and diet simply aren’t enough to prevent a heart attack. I’ll never forget my papaw calling us and (very calmly) saying, “I think I may be having a heart attack.” I (not so calmly) rushed to pick him up and drove him to the nearest hospital where within 5 minutes they told him he was, in fact, having a heart attack. He was an active runner and ate a healthy diet, but had a lot of heart disease in his family.
This is your sign—if it’s been a while since you’ve gotten a check up—DO IT!
Speaking of health, this month, we’re featuring the team at Novant Health Vein Specialists as our cover story. The talented Natalie Sahloff of Sail Off Photography shot this cover and we couldn’t be happier with how it turned out! This team has been a pleasure to work with for years! By reading the cover story and listening to the Forsyth Magazines podcast episodes they’ve been featured on, it’s clear they truly have a passion for what they do.
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Wishing you a February full of love,