Heart disease has been the leading cause of death worldwide for the last 15 years. In our country alone, heart disease kills over 610,000 people every year according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)- at least one life lost per minute. But heart disease does not simply sneak up on a person. There are a number of lifestyle choices and medical conditions that can lead someone to develop heart disease, with some symptoms going completely undetected until it’s too late.
To help raise awareness regarding the dangers of heart disease, February has been named American Heart Month. By working together to educate our community on the facts and prevention techniques surrounding this disease, we can encourage others to make healthier choices to reduce their risk and improve the quality of life for Americans for generations to come.
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