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Taking Action for a Healthy Heart

By Luis Velez, MD and Nicole Mitton We celebrate Valentine’s Day in February, which also happens to be American Heart Month. This is a great time to begin focusing on keeping our hearts healthy, and to make changes in our lifestyles to prevent heart disease—the leading cause of death in the US. Many ethnic minority populations […]

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American Heart Health Month

By Nicole S. Mitton Grant Writer/Communications Specialist Heart disease describes several problems related to plaque accretion in the walls of the arteries. The arteries narrow as the plaque builds up, making it more difficult for blood to flow. This creates a risk for heart attack or stroke. Other types of heart disease include heart failure, […]

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