Cortney Bloomer and Valerie CauhapeCarson City Health and Human Services

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February 6, 2013
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Get Healthy: Love your heart

This column appears in the Nevada Appeal Wednesday health pages. It addresses topics related to the health of our community.In addition to Valentine’s Day, February is American Heart Month, so this is a great time to pay attention to your own heart’s health. Heart disease is an important public health concern. Over time, risk factors like overweight and obesity, smoking, diabetes, stress and alcohol abuse combined with family history, high blood pressure and cholesterol levels may lead to an unhealthy heart. Negative health outcomes, including chest pain, heart attack and stroke, can result. But there are steps you can take …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Feb 6, 2013 03:33AM Published Feb 6, 2013 03:32AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.