FRANKLIN AND WILLIAMSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department is participating in American Heart Month during February to help prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its affects.
The health department says heart disease kills an estimated 630,000 Americans each year. In the U.S., the most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease, which can lead to a heart attack. The health department says you can greatly reduce your risk for CAD through lifestyle changes and, in some cases, medication.
According to the health department, you can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Some tips include: