Heart Month 2012 – Today is the best time to improve your heart health!

 Heart disease, including stroke, is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, killing an estimated 630,000 Americans each year.

 You are at higher risk of heart disease if you are:

 • A woman age 55 or older           • A man age 45 or older

 • Or a person with a family history of early heart disease

 Heart disease can be prevented. To keep your heart healthy:

 • Watch your weight

 • Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke

 • Control your cholesterol and blood pressure

 • If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation

 • Get active and eat healthy

 • Manage stress

Learn more about heart disease and prevention here: http://medicalcenter.osu.edu/heart/prevention/pages/prevention.aspx

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