Reducing Your Risk of Heart Attack
Reach and Maintain a Healthy Weight
Drink Alcohol in Moderation
Eat a Healthy Diet
Manage Other Health Conditions
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- Reviewer: Michael J. Fucci, DO, FACC
- Review Date: 03/2015 -
- Update Date: 03/15/2015 -
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