FEBRUARY IS AMERICAN HEART MONTH

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATHS  IN THE UNITED STATES.  ACCORDING TO THE  (CDC)CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL,  ONE IN  EVERY THREE DEATHS IS FROM HEART DISEASE AND STROKE WHICH  EQUALS TO 2,200 DEATHS PER DAY.  THIS MONTH, CDC IS HIGHLGHTING  MILLION HEARTS, AN INITIATIVE DEDICATED  TO PREVENTING THE NATION'S LEADING KILLERS AND EMPOWERING EVERYONE TO MAKE HEART- HEALTHY CHOICES. JEFFERSON COMPREHENSIVE IS JOINING IN WITH THEIR INITIATIVE BY ASKING YOU TO TAKE STEPS TO MAKE YOUR HEART HEALTHY BY: UNDERSTANDING THE RISKS INVOLVED.  PREVENTION STARTS WITH EVERYONE.  PLEDGE TO GET HEALTHY BY: BECOMING MORE ACTIVE PHYSICALLY  BY EXERCISING FOR AT LEAST 30 MINUTES ON MOST DAYS OF THE WEEK.  ASK YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU SHOULD TAKE AN ASPIRIN EVERYDAY. FIND OUT IF YOU HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE OR CHOLESTEROL AND IF YOU DO, GET EFFECTIVE TREATMENT.  IF YOU SMOKE, GET HELP TO QUIT. MAKE YOUR CALORIES COUNT BY EATING A HEART-HEALTHY DIET HIGH IN FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES AND LOW IN SODIUM AND TRANS FAT.  TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR HEART HEALTH BY FOLLOWING YOUR DOCTOR'S PRESCRIPTION INSTRUCTIONS.    AT JEFFERSON COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CENTER,  YOUR HEALTH IS OUR BUSINESS SO LET'S BECOME ONE OF THE MILLIONS THIS HEART MONTH AND EVERY MONTH TO MAKE HEART-HEALTHY CHOICES !