Mississippi State Department of Health

Steps to Heart Health


Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in Mississippi. You can prevent heart disease and stroke by simply getting active, eating smart, and getting regular checkups.

Mississippi is one of the top states in the nation for heart attack and stroke deaths. Obesity, smoking, diet and inactivity bring heart disease to Mississippians early in life, and cuts their lives short. 8,000 Mississippians a year die from heart disease.

What You Can Do

Whether you're young or old, taking simple steps now can lower your risk of heart disease — and reduce your risk of cancer and diabetes at the same time.

More About Heart Health

Links referenced on this page
Free help quitting    http://msdh.ms.gov/page/43,1774,94.html ok
Ways to get moving    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,270,html ok
Steps to smart eating    http://msdh.ms.gov/page/43,0,213.html ok
Men especially need checkups    http://msdh.ms.gov/page/42,0,406.html ok
The four numbers you should know    http://msdh.ms.gov/page/43,1161,91,214.html ok
More about getting started with better health    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,278,html ok
High blood pressure and how to avoid it    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,297,431,html ok
About cholesterol and keeping healthy    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,297,506,html ok
Stroke prevention    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,297,429,html ok
Know the signs of a heart attack    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,297,430,html ok

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