The 411 on Blacks and Heart Health

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  • February Is American Heart Health Month
  • Why Heart Health Matters
  • What Is Heart Disease?
  • Blacks and Heart Disease
  • Don’t Think Heart Disease Is Just an Old Folk’s Problem
  • What Puts Us at Higher Risk?
  • Blacks and High Blood Pressure
  • Understand Your Cholesterol Levels
  • Stop Smoking!
  • You Gotta Sweat
  • Quit Eating Crap
  • African-Americans and the Mediterranean Diet
  • How Risk Factors Affect Us The Most
  • Heart Health Knowledge Increases Among Black Women
  • Stress Hurts Your Heart, Too
  • Access to Health Care Matters
  • Take Back The Power

Why Heart Health Matters

Your heart, which is the size of your fist, is a muscle in your chest. The heart’s main goal is to send blood around your body with the help of pumping it through the vessels. The heart also provides your body with the oxygen and nutrients it needs as well as carrying away waste.

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