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Heart Health Tip

The American Heart Association observes Heart Health Month throughout February to alert people that heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women, even though this disease is controllable and preventable.

Today's conclusion of Hearth Health Month brings a reminder: Certain risk factors make some individuals more likely to have heart disease. Risk factors fall into two categories: modifiable risk factors (ones you can control such as weight), and non-modifiable risk factors (ones you can't control, like genetics). The good news is that your choices can influence your health. Through lifestyle changes such as smoking cessation, diet modification, exercise, and managing diabetes, blood pressure and stress, you can greatly reduce your chance of heart disease.

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