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Heart Healthy Family
African American and Heart Disease
Heart disease is the #1 killer for all American’s, and the fourth leading cause of death. As scary as this sounds African-Americans are at a much higher risk for getting heart disease, 44% men and 48% women. There is good news however, African-Americans can improve their odds of preventing this disease, by taking simple steps to prevent them. First you need to understand how the heart works. The heart is muscle, with blood vessels leading in and out. It works like a large pump, pushing blood from the bag and through the blood vessels. The blood carries oxygen, nutrients,...

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