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February is American Heart Month

Heart Health, Healthy Lifestyles, Prevention

Do something for yourself during American Heart Month to help avoid becoming a heart disease statistic. About every 25 seconds, someone in America will have a coronary event – don’t let it be you.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death and a major cause of disability in the U.S. You can reduce your chance of developing heart disease by taking steps to control risk factors. For starters, everyone should know their cholesterol and blood pressure numbers but many do not. Other risk factors that can be modified are obesity, diabetes, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, tobacco use, and secondhand smoke. 

The North Shore Health Department offers an Adult Health clinic on the third Wednesday morning of every month. For only $25.00, you can get a cholesterol lipid panel with the total, HDL, LDL cholesterol and a blood sugar lab result that are available in only five minutes.  In addition, you get a blood pressure reading and consultation with a registered nurse. 

So do something for yourself and learn if you have any risk factors for heart disease. Call 414-371-2980 to make an appointment for the Adult Health clinic. 

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