Heart Disease Is Silent, But Can Reduce Risk

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Heart disease is a silent killer and it's not always preventable. See how many people die of heart disease, but the society takes note most of the time when a celebrity dies of heart disease or heart attack. Tim Russert heart attack and George Carlin who died of heart disease bring heart health into spotlight.

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"Heart disease is not always preventable, but it is often manageable. So many of the risk factors for heart disease are self-induced lifestyle choices like smoking, eating unhealthy diets, and not exercising enough. And yet, for some reason, that message is just not getting across. Is it because heart disease is something that happens to "someone else?" I don't know, I see family members of people with heart disease living dangerously. I even see healthcare professionals that care for people with heart disease living dangerously," writes Marijke in her blog (medhealthwriter.blogspot.com).

Dr. Peter Libby, M.D. writes in yesterday's issue of

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