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February is American Heart Month, a month dedicated to encouraging Americans to focus on their heart health. It is the perfect time to get educated about the risks of heart disease and simple ways to help prevent it.
Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, is the leading cause of death in the world with more than 17.9 million deaths each year. According to the American Heart Association, however, about 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases can be prevented with education and action.
Even small changes to your diet and lifestyle can make a big difference for your heart. Here are some ways to take control of your heart health this month and every month:
Learn more about American Heart Month here.