Your Health: Keeping your heart healthy

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, but you can work to prevent it. Your diet, exercise, tobacco use and oral health can all affect your heart health. By keeping them in check, you can help to prevent heart disease.

Ammar Habib, Interventional Cardiologist with Shawnee Mission Health, recommends following 5 steps to prevent heart disease and reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke. Taking care of your heart helps you and your family. Make sure you live a long and happy life.

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