February is American Heart Month. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States; one in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke, equal to 2,200 deaths per day. This month, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is highlighting Million Hearts™, an initiative dedicated to preventing the nation's leading killers and empowering everyone to make heart-healthy choices.
We can fight back against heart disease and stroke.
Launched in Sept. 2011 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Million Hearts™ is a national initiative that aims to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes in the U.S. by 2017.
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Prevention starts with everyone. Protect yourself and your loved ones from heart disease and stroke by understanding the risks and taking these steps: