Prevent Death From Stroke, Heart Disease

May 21, 2014 7:11 AM

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Heart disease and stroke are two of the top five leading causes of death in the U.S., and they are particularly prevalent among the senior population. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that an estimated 200,000 deaths caused by either heart disease or stroke in 2010 could have been prevented.

Researchers discovered that many of the deaths might have been avoided had Americans taken proactive steps to improve their cardiovascular health. Often, these lifestyle changes were easy to implement and included things like managing high blood pressure, keeping cholesterol levels low and staying p...

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