Start With Your Heart

Start With Your Heart

Ultimate Medical Academy is a nonprofit allied healthcare school with care at the center of everything we do, from educating our students to equipping our graduates to fill the healthcare gap in the communities they serve. We have partnered with the American Heart Association to support the charge toward heart-healthy communities through education.

Heart disease was statistically the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S. in 20209, affecting nearly half of the adult population.

As part of the partnership, we've developed this page to provide educational resources that can support a heart healthy lifestyle.

Through good healthcare for ourselves and others, we believe we can strive towards living longer, healthier, happier lives. Together, let's start with your heart!

What You'll Find On This Page?

  • > Take the heart health quiz and based on your answer, you’ll learn some useful tips on how to care for your heart.
  • > Articles from the American Heart Association highlighting important health topics like exercising and managing stress to reduce the risk of heart-related diseases.
  • > American Heart Association Heart-Check certified10 recipe section full of yummy meals that meet the American Heart Association's specific nutritional requirements. Articles from the American Heart Association.
Welcome to the

Heart Health Quiz

Take the heart health quiz and based on your answer, you’ll learn some useful tips on how to care for your heart.

Heart Health Articles

Heart Healthy Recipes

American Heart Association's specific nutritional requirements. Articles from the American Heart Association.

Heart

Heart Disease

The No. 1 cause of death in the United States

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Ambulance

874,613

Deaths caused by cardiovascular disease in the United States

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Two people

1 in 7 men | 1 in 8 women

Are current smokers in the United States

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Stopwatch

Every 36.1 seconds

Someone dies of cardiovascular disease in the United States, on average

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Brain

Every 40 seconds

Someone in the United States has a stroke, on average

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Stethoscope

12.5 million

Adults struggle with hypertension

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The American Heart Association Heart-Check Food Certification Program is designed to help consumers make informed choices about the foods they purchase. The nutrition requirements are food-based and intended for healthy people over age 2. The Heart-Check program is not a dietary solution for any condition or disease. People with medical conditions or dietary restrictions should follow the advice of their healthcare professionals. The American Heart Association Heart-Check Food Certification Program is not endorsed in any way by UMA Education, Inc. or its divisions.