This February, the FDHA continues to raise awareness about American Heart Month! In the U.S., heart disease remains the number 1 cause of death for men and women. According to the American Heart Association (AMA), a person will have a heart attack about every 40 seconds. Also, a person will have a stroke almost every 40 seconds. The ways to prevent heart disease include stop smoking tobacco, avoid second-hand smoke, engage in physical activity for at least 2.5 hours a week, eat a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables while avoiding food/drinks high in sugar and salts. Maintaining healthy body weight is important and can be accomplished through eating a healthy diet and through physical activity. It is important to know your numbers for blood sugar (glucose), blood pressure, and cholesterol. For testing, locations visit our partners at the Good Samaritan Health Center, Physicians Care Clinic, Whiteford, Inc., and Grady’s Primary Care Centers.
Good Samaritan Health Center – http://goodsamatlanta.org/
Physicians Care Clinic – http://www.physicianscareclinic.org/
Whiteford Inc. – https://www.whitefoord.org/
Grady’s Primary Care Centers – https://www.gradyhealth.org/locations/ponce-de-leon-center/