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Volume 2.1 February 2012
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“We learn from
experience that men
never learn anything
Heart disease facts:
Heart disease, which includes stroke, high blood pressure, hardening of the arteries,
congestive heart failure, and congenital heart defects, ranks as the number one cause
of death in the United States.
More than 60 million Americans suffer from some form of heart disease.
Americans pay more than $300 billion annually for medical and disability costs related
to heart disease.
Approximately every 29 seconds, an American suffers a coronary event and someone
dies because of heart disease.
Currently, more than 10 million Americans have a history of heart attack, angina, or
Healthy lifestyle changes can lower your risk of heart disease.
Have your blood pressure checked regularly
Get more exercise
Have regular health checkups and cholesterol checks
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is one of your best defenses against heart disease, so start
now by making a commitment to a heart-healthy lifestyle!
Source: American Heart Association
AMERICAN HEART MONTH