February is American Heart Month. Every year more than 600,000 Americans die from heart disease. Things that increase your risk of heart disease include: having high cholesterol, having high blood pressure, if you smoke, having diabetes and excess alcohol use. You can take an active role in reducing your risk by eating a healthy diet, engaging in physical activity, and managing your cholesterol, diabetes, and blood pressure.
Juanita Bielenberg, RN
Director of Nursing