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Health is Your Gift

Give the perfect gift to a loved one this holiday season.

Many a stumped adult searching for the perfect gift to give a loved one this holiday season is finding help from the national Million Hearts initiative. Whether someone is pinching pennies or the sky is the limit, good health is the one thing everyone appreciates. In a little twist on the online postcards called e-cards, the national Million Hearts initiative is asking gift givers to consider taking care of their own health as a gift to a loved one.

"Family members worry about loved ones who are at risk for heart disease or stroke," said Janet Wright, M.D., executive director of Million Hearts. "When someone pledges to learn how to improve their health, we show respect for ourselves and the lives we share with others. Nothing shows our love like actions that allow us to enjoy the seasons together for years to come."

The goal of Million Hearts™ is to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes across the United States over the next five years. One way to do that is for people to learn and improve their ABCS of health. ABCS stands for aspirin, blood pressure control, cholesterol management, and smoking cessation.

Learn more about Million Hearts™ and pledge your support.

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