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Stroke Awareness Month Highlights Smoke-Free Efforts

Monday, May 2, 2016   (0 Comments)
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Every 40 seconds, someone has a stroke in the U.S., but 80% of all strokes are preventable. You have the power to prevent stroke by controlling your high blood pressure and taking steps to live a healthier lifestyle.

This American Stroke Month, join the Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE) and the American Heart Association (AHA) in educating Americans on how to prevent stroke by following the American Stroke Association’s Life’s Simple 7 tips:

1.      Manage Blood Pressure

2.      Control Cholesterol

3.      Reduce Blood Sugar

4.      Get Active

5.      Eat Better

6.      Lose Weight

7.      Stop Smoking

Currently, AHA is implementing projects in Central Texas and Incline Village, Nevada to help protect people from tobacco smoke by supporting smoke-free environments. These projects, as part of a larger initiative by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), referred to as Partnering4Health, promotes healthier living; helps prevent chronic diseases; and improves health outcomes in communities around the country. Connect to the American Heart Association’s smoke-free efforts by visiting their project website at www.heart.org/anchor and learn more about AHA/ASA’s stroke prevention efforts at www.strokeassociation.org. Additional information about Partnering4Health is located on DHPE’s Website here: www.dhpe.org/mpage/Partnering4Health.


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