America Heart Health Month

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unnamed (1)In February 1964, nine years after having a heart attack, Lyndon B. Johnson declared February as heart health month. Today 56 years later the first Friday in February continues to raise awareness of heart health. Even more spectacular is while heart health month draws attention to remind Americans and their family to focus on their hearts, it also brings millions together with the same goal, which is to eliminate heart disease and stroke.

The number of Americans killed each year is 630,000 and 17.9 million globally. It is now 0131StatUpdateInfographic_resizedclear that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. In 2019, the American Heart Association estimated that 116.4 million Americans suffer from hypertension, which is high blood pressure. Even though there is an astonishing number of people with issues surrounding heart disease, there are a number of controllable risks that could be  corrected. These risks include…

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