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Know the ABCS of Heart Health this American Heart Month

Dept. of Health & Human Services
Feb 11, 2015
By: Janet Wright, MD, Executive Director, Million Hearts®
Million Hearts. #heartmonth.
Heart disease and stroke are the first and fourth leading causes of death in the United States. Heart disease is responsible for 1 of every 4 deaths in the country. For some groups, such as African Americans, the burden is even greater. As a nation, we can—and must—change these numbers. The good news is that heart disease and stroke can be prevented, and February—American Heart Month—is a great time to refresh your memory on the small but important actions you can take.
The national Million Hearts® initiative is working to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. How can you reduce your risk? One way is to know your ABCS:
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