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The United States observes February as National Heart Month due to heart disease being leading cause of death for men and women. In 2009, President Obama requested that there be a month to recognize the nationwide problem of heart and blood vessel diseases. To fundraise and bring awareness of heart disease, multiple organizations and hospitals observe February as National Heart Month. Thorek Hospital & Medical Center also supports heart care and promotes it during the month of February. Thorek Hospital & Medical Center is a not-for-protif, acute care facility located in Chicago.