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webmaster | 02/18/12

February is American Heart Month, and a great way to start optimizing your heart health is by having a healthy cholesterol level.

This nationwide campaign marks America’s concerted effort to save women’s lives and beat heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women. Each year, cardiovascular diseases claim the lives of nearly half a million women — that is almost one per minute.

Every day your heart beats more than 100,000 times. In doing so, it pumps oxygenrich blood throughout your body so that you can breathe, think and live. Multiply this critical task over a lifetime, and you can see how hard your heart works, nonstop, to keep you alive and well. Ask yourself this important question, “Are you helping your heart in return?”

Although roughly 41 million American women live with some form of heart disease, many don’t realize that heart disease poses a serious threat to their health...


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