July 2013 Archive
"Did You Know?" is a weekly feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!
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July 26, 2013
- The Community Preventive Services Task Force’s
annual report to Congress outlines proven means to reduce cardiovascular disease and
gaps in the evidence about how to prevent it.
- Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States. Almost 16% of US annual health expenditures go towards treating the 83 million American adults who suffer from heart disease and stroke.
- Health professionals can use a range of
evidence-based strategies to reduce people’s risks for cardiovascular disease.