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American Heart Month

Heart Health

Are you aware that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the US and that it is responsible for every 1 in 3 deaths? February is American Heart Month, a time when we can take action to make our hearts healthy! What can you do to decrease your risk for cardiovascular disease? It’s easier than you think!

Stop Smoking
The simplest thing you can do to significantly decrease your risk of having a heart attack or stroke is to quit smoking!

Take Time to Relax
Stress causes strain on your heart. Make time for the things you love to do.

Eat Your Fruits & Veggies
Replace those chips or cookies with an apple! Your heart will thank you!

Opt for Fish
Fish is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and can help decrease your risk for cardiovascular disease!

Looking for additional ways to keep your heart healthy or improve your overall health? Check out our Weight Management Wellness Class! Our classes cost the same as your copay if you are a Meritage Medical Network HMO member; if you aren’t, the cost is simply $20 per class!

Meritage Medical Network is a healthcare network representing our local physician members. We provide health care and administer benefits for HMO members in Marin, Napa, and Sonoma Counties. Our expert medical and administrative staff are dedicated to ensuring that you receive the highest quality health care available. Learn more: meritagemed.com