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February 1, 2013

February is Heart Health Month. There are steps we can take to prevent heart disease.

From Our President: Heart Health Month

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February is Heart Health Month in the United States. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the US; one in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke, equal to 2,200 deaths per day. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), these conditions are also leading causes of disability, preventing people from working and enjoying family activities. Cardiovascular disease is also very expensive—the CDC estimates that together, heart disease and stroke hospitalizations in 2010 cost the nation more than $444 billion in health care expenses and lost productivity. CDC statistics also show 
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