February is American Heart Awareness Month, so there’s no better time to take stock of your heart health. Cardiovascular disease, also known as “heart disease”, is the leading cause of death in the United States. Each day 2,200 people die from heart diseases. That’s nearly 800,000 each year, or 1 in every 3 deaths. Heart disease inhibits people from working and greatly hinders quality of life.

The good news is that most of the risk factors for heart disease and stroke — like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking and obesity — are preventable and controllable. Managing these risk factors can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke as much as 80%.

If you’re a healthcare professional passionate about cardiovascular health, consider bringing your skills to VA. There are several ways to use your talents to improve the health of our Veterans:

Explore all the opportunities in your area and discover how your skills can improve heart health today!

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Published on Feb. 3, 2017

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  1. Victor C. Bond February 10, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    Thank you. Your efforts are most appreciated. Vic Bond

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