According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, Learn the risk factors and symptoms of heart disease during American Heart Month
SPRINGFIELD – February is American Heart Month and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D. encourages everyone to reduce their risk of heart disease and learn the warning signs of a heart attack.
“Heart disease is the single leading cause of death in Illinois and the United States. Every year, approximately 600,000 individuals die in the United States from heart disease. That amounts to 1 in every 4 deaths,” said Director Shah. “But there are things you can do to reduce your risk – even small steps like using spices instead of salt to season your food. Use American Heart Month as an opportunity to make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease.”