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Published on February 10, 2014

Living Heart Healthy

February is American Heart Month. Did you know that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of Americans, causing more deaths than cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases and accidents combined? 

Consider these statistics from the American Heart Association:

  • Approximately 84 million people in the United States suffer from some form of cardiovascular disease, causing about 2,200 deaths a day, averaging one death every 40 seconds.
  • Almost one out of every three deaths results from cardiovascular disease.
  • An estimated 16 million U.S. adults have coronary heart disease.
  • Approximately 78 million U.S. adults have high blood pressure, and an estimated 20 million have diabetes.

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare wants to help you live heart healthy. Here are some actions you can take today:

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