Monthly Archives: February 2016


Strong Men Put Their Heart Health First


Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women.1 While Americans of all backgrounds can be at risk for heart disease, African American men, especially those who live in the southeast region of the United States, are at the highest risk for heart disease.2 Additionally, more than 40 percent of African Americans have high blood pressure, a leading cause of heart disease and stroke.3 That’s why this February during American Heart Month, Million HeartsĀ® is encouraging African American men to take charge of their health and start one new, heart-healthy behavior that can help reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke. For additional information please visit the Center for Disease Control at http://www.cdc.gov/features/heartmonth/