Heart awareness month has begun to kick into gear this February. Police departments nationwide are urging their employees (policemen) to get their virtual heart scans as a form of early detection for heart disease and heart attacks. In honor of heart awareness month many policeman are getting checked and realizing the benefits of regular yearly check-ups. As the popularity grows and more people become aware of the benefits of heart and full body scans, every month will be awareness month. But till that happens it is important that people are aware of the risks, symptoms and available treatments for their ailments.