Valentines and My Achy Breaky Heart

February is the month of love, Valentines and ….Heart Disease Awareness Month.

Not so romantic when we consider that heart disease is the Number 1 cause of death for women in the United States!

That’s right.  It’s not breast cancer, uterine cancer, cervical cancer, but heart disease that will do us in.

What are the risk factors?

Smoking, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure are some of the culprits.

To calculate your own individual risk, click the link:  http://cvdrisk.nhlbi.nih.gov/

But ladies, there are ways to decrease your risk!  And it’s within your control. Give us a call if you want to learn more.

 

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