This podcast discusses the ways Americans can decrease their risk of heart disease and stroke, which includes regular physical activity, blood pressure control, and cholesterol management. Created: 2/10/2014 by National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP).
Date Released: 2/10/2014. Series Name: CDC Featured Podcasts.
This podcast is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Valentine’s Day—a time of heart-shaped valentines and chocolate. It’s a great time to think about heart health. Unfortunately, many American hearts, particularly among African Americans, are not as strong and healthy as they should be.
It’s estimated that nearly one in two African American adults have some sort of heart or vascular disease, including hypertension. African Americans are less likely than non-Hispanic Whites to have their high blood pressure under control.
CDC is working closely with communities across the country to raise awareness of cardiovascular health and is a proud partner in the Million Hearts campaign, encouraging all Americans to know their ABCS:
• Aspirin when appropriate;
• Blood Pressure Control;
• Cholesterol Management; and
• Smoking Cessation
The ABCS, along with maintaining a healthy weight and getting regular physical activity, can decrease your risk for heart disease and stroke.
So, spread the love and the message of a strong healthy heart to your loved ones. Visit www.millionhearts.hhs.gov to learn more.
For the most accurate health information, visit www.cdc.gov or call 1-800-CDC-INFO.