February is Heart Health Month

By NativeNewYorker

February is Heart Health Month, and unfortunately, most of us know someone who has heart disease or has had a stroke. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States – for both men and women.

In the U.S., one in every three deaths is from heart disease or stroke.  In our beloved community of Harlem, the prevalence of heart disease and the risk of death from heart disease is even higher than the national average.  There are things that each of us can do to improve our heart health.

Let’s fight back against heart disease and strokes by making heart-healthy choices about what we eat and how we live.   For more information about how to make heart healthy choices, check out the New York City Department of Health or American Heart Association websites.

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