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Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease

February is American Heart Month. Did you know heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men an women? Anyone, including children, can develop heart disease. Heart disease occurs when a substance called plaque builds up in your arteries. When this happens, your arteries can narrow over time, reducing blood flow to the heart.

Your risk is increased when you smoke, eat an unhealthy diet, and lead a sedentary life. High cholesterol, high blood pressure, or diabetes can also increase your risk. Speak with your doctor about ways to manage or prevent these medical conditions. Read More...