Heart Disease: The Nation’s No. 1 Killer of Women and Men

February 2, 2015 5:23 AM

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February is American Heart Month, and it is in full swing in Palm Beach County, as well as around the country. February marks how far we have come with heart health research but is also a reminder of how far we have to go. Heart disease is still the top cause of death of Americans. It is the No. 1 killer of both women and men.

Earlier this year, we learned that stroke had dropped to the No. 5 cause of death and while that is great news, there is still much to accomplish. That’s because stroke is still the top cause of adult disability. The American Heart Association has big plans to combat these diseases and that is why t...

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