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Protect Yourself From Heart Disease During American Heart Month | VOICE
February is Heart Month, the perfect time to learn about your risk for heart disease and the steps you need to take now to take care of your heart. Heart disease—and the conditions that lead to it—can happen at any age. High rates of obesity and high blood pressure among younger people (ages 35-64) are putting them at risk for heart disease earlier in life. Half of all Americans have at least one of the top three risk factors for heart disease (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking). Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for people to make healthier choices. You're in the driver's seat when it comes to your heart. Learn how to be heart healthy at any age. Don't