Heart disease kills more Americans that cancer does

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Heart disease kills more people in the United States each year than does cancer.

Associated Press

February is Heart Disease Awareness Month. It is recognized during the shortest month of the year, and now it’s almost over. Sadly, I’ve heard next to nothing about the topic during the month dedicated learning more about heart disease.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease accounts for more deaths than any other disease,

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No one seems to be able to pinpoint why. She’s only 44, never had heart issues, and when a cardiologist near her hometown of Wellsville, Ohio, ran all of the standard tests, “he literally threw up his hands when he saw the results,” she recalled. Her

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Be Local: Area organizations celebrating American Heart Month | BeLocal Network

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COVID-19 is still preventing local hospitals and health systems from doing hands-on activities to celebrate American Heart Month each February.

Information continues to be passed, however, and programs aimed at highlighting the heart health are still alive.

A spokeswoman for the Wilford R. Cameron Wellness Center said the center is offering free blood pressure screenings to the entire community from 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Fridays throughout the month. The center provides screening for all members at any time.

The center is also

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“I thought this would be a great way to get involved in the study,” Phoenix resident Soilo Felix said. “And also learn a little bit more about my risks for heart

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Susan Lucci reveals she underwent second heart surgery in 3 years

Susan Lucci is sharing updates about her health, revealing she underwent heart surgery for a second time a few weeks ago.

In an interview with “Good Morning America” that aired Monday, Lucci, 75, said she experienced symptoms that were familiar to her. She had shortness of breath and pain around her ribcage and back — the same things she felt three years ago when she had her first heart surgery in October 2018.

“I thought, ‘This is crazy. These are the same kind of symptoms that I had three years ago but it can’t be,’ ” Lucci said.

When the

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