Mississippi State Department of 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. Almost 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 they're the same steps that reduce your risk of cancer and diabetes as well.

More About Heart Health

Links referenced
Ways to get moving »    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,270,html
Steps to smart eating »    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,213,html
Free help quitting »    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,1774,94,html
Men especially need checkups »    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/42,0,406,html
High blood pressure and how to avoid it    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,297,431,html
About cholesterol and keeping healthy    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,297,506,html
Stroke prevention    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,297,429,html
Know the signs of a heart attack    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,297,430,html

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