How to Protect Against Heart Disease

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HealthDay News : 04-Feb-2018

Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States, but there are a number of things you can do to protect yourself, a cardiologist says.

"Heart disease kills hundreds of thousands of Americans each year, but many of these conditions are preventable," said researcher Dr. David Slotwiner, chief of the division of cardiology at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens.

"Exercise, a balanced diet and avoiding high-risk activities like smoking are some of the best ways to keep your heart healthy," he said in a hospital news release.

Slotwiner's cardiology team offered the following tips on preventing heart disease, for February, which is Heart Health Month.

More information

The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute offers a guide to a healthy heart.

SOURCE: NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, news release, Jan. 30, 2018

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