The Beating Edge hears lots of medical facts. But the one that still amazes us is this: Heart disease is largely preventable.
The most common cause of death in the developed world doesn’t for the most part have to happen. “Understanding how to prevent heart disease is not rocket science,” write Cleveland Clinic’s A. Marc Gillinov, MD, and Steven Nissen, MD, in their book Heart 411. “Victory on this front is within our grasp, but we must act on all of the knowledge that we have gained.” What knowledge is that? U.S. News & World Report has published a neat summary of how you can “Take Action for Heart Health,” with suggestions from Dr. Gillinov and others. You might want to give it a glance, and take its advice to heart. Live long and prosper!