- treatment of obesity,
- use of cholesterol-lowering medication,
- nutrition and exercise plans.
The Latest on Heart Health
by Michelle Sutton-Kerchner Do you know your long-term risk for heart attack or stroke? Find out and act accordingly ... Cardiovascular disease remains a top killer in our super-sized nation. Hence, since 1963, the president has declared February to be American Heart Month. With the goal of uncovering risk factors and sharing healthy habits, this month asks us to consider how we treat this muscular organ. New guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology offer a more aggressive approach to heart disease prevention. Based on the latest research, experts revised recommendations. Essential updates include: