Tips to “Keep the Beat” going shared by BC/BS

February is American Heart Month, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is promoting awareness of heart disease and how Louisianians can delay or prevent it.

“Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States,” said Dr. Vindell Washington, Blue Cross executive vice president and chief medical officer.

“While people 65 and older tend to be at a higher risk, heart health is something to be mindful of at any age.”

With rising rates of obesity and high blood pressure nationwide, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting increasing cases of heart disease among younger people.

 

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