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Monday, February 9, 2009

February is American Heart Month and National Cancer Prevention Month

February is American Heart Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of disability. In 2009, an estimated 785,000 Americans will have a new coronary attack, and about 470,000 will have a recurrent attack. The risk of coronary heart disease can be reduced by taking steps to prevent and control those adverse factors that put people at greater risk for heart disease and heart attack.

Please visit to learn what you or your loved ones can do to prevent heart disease.


February is American Heart Month. Schuyler Hospital wants you to know that chest discomfort, pain or discomfort in other areas of the upper body, shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort, breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness may all be signs that you’re having a heart attack. Minutes matter – call 911 and get help fast.

February is National Cancer Prevention Month. Schuyler Hospital wants you to know that you can eat and exercise your way to better health. According to the American Cancer Society, you can decrease your risk of cancer by maintaining a healthy weight, adopting a physically active lifestyle, and eating a healthy diet with an emphasis on plant sources.

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