February 19, 2016
According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. To prevent heart disease and increase awareness, Health Services of North Texas, is proudly participating in American Heart Month. Currently, 26.6 million people are diagnosed with heart disease in the United States- we don’t want you to become another statistic.
You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease. To lower your risk:
- Watch your weight.
- Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
- Control your cholesterol and blood pressure.
- If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
- Get active and eat healthy.
For more information or to schedule a heart check-up, call our Denton Medical Center at (940) 381-1501.