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A Change of Heart

February is American Heart Month which is only fitting due to Valentine’s Day being the day we express to whom our heart belongs. But to use our heart for its many purposes, we must make sure that it is healthy and fully functioning. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in Americans. What is shocking is that the top three contributors to heart disease are high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. With all three of these contributors, African Americans are more likely to have them. The positive thing is that all three of these contributors can be prevented. Just like victory to any war, battles must be won. The battles that we face as a community can be easily won long as we inform

Dr. Bernett L. Johnson, Jr.

Sayre Health Center

5800 Walnut, REAR

Philadelphia, PA 19139

 

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