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PHS - February is American Heart Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, in the United States, every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.

But, there is 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 choice:.

To Lower Your Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke

7 Steps to a Healthier Heart Graphic

Follow Life's Simple 7

MAKE SMALL STEPS TOWARD PREVENTING HEART DISEASE AND STROKE, AS LITTLE THINGS DO ADD UP:

  1. Get Active
  2. Control Cholesterol
  3. Eat Better
  4. Manage Blood Pressure
  5. Lose Weight
  6. Reduce Blood Sugar
  7. Stop Smoking

Preventing Heart Disease: Healthy Living Habits

Heart Health Conversations with Loved Ones

Oftentimes, it is difficult to talk to a loved one about making heart-healthy changes, Use these suggestions to get that conversation started:  Heart Health: Conversation Starters

Photo of Son Talking with Father

Heart Disease is the Leading Cause of Death for Women in the United States

GET INFORMED: Facts on Women and Heart Disease

For more information please contact Siskiyou County Health & Human Services Public Health Division.