Did You Know...

Wednesday, 01 February 2012

That heart disease and stroke hospitalizations in 2010 cost the nation more than $444 billion in health care expenses and lost productivity? Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States; one in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke, equal to 2,200 deaths per day. These conditions are also leading causes of disability, preventing people from working and enjoying family activities.

Find out how you can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke at www.healthy-firefighter.org. For more information on cardiovascular disease, visit http://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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