Cardiovascular Disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. and Kentucky

Cardiovascular Disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. and Kentucky. Educational programs of the Kentucky Cooperative...
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Cardiovascular Disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. and Kentucky. Educational programs of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, or national origin.

The development of the HEEL program was made possible by Senator Mitch McConnell with funds earmarked for the University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Lexington, KY and budgeted through the CSREES/USDA Federal Administration.

Cardiovascular Disease includes:

•Heart Disease •High Blood Pressure •Stroke •Diseases of the Arteries This information is provided by the H.E.E.L. Program. Health Education through Extension Leadership (H.E.E.L.) is a partnership among the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension Program, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and Kentucky School of Public Health.

Reduce Your Risk • Lower your blood pressure • Stop smoking • Lose weight • Limit drinking alcohol This information is provided by the H.E.E.L. Program. Health Education through Extension Leadership (H.E.E.L.) is a partnership among the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension Program, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and Kentucky School of Public Health.

•Reduce stress •Increase physical activity •Control your diabetes •Lower your blood cholesterol •Eat healthier This information is provided by the H.E.E.L. Program. Health Education through Extension Leadership (H.E.E.L.) is a partnership among the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension Program, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and Kentucky School of Public Health.

Some risk factors you can’t change… • Age • Gender • Family History • Race This information is provided by the H.E.E.L. Program. Health Education through Extension Leadership (H.E.E.L.) is a partnership among the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension Program, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and Kentucky School of Public Health.

Heart Disease In Our County Use information from your County Profile to add your County Heart Disease statistic here.

This information is provided by the H.E.E.L. Program. Health Education through Extension Leadership (H.E.E.L.) is a partnership among the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension Program, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and Kentucky School of Public Health.

Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

• Chest Pain (uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness)

• Cold Sweat • Nausea This information is provided by the H.E.E.L. Program. Health Education through Extension Leadership (H.E.E.L.) is a partnership among the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension Program, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and Kentucky School of Public Health.

•Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, your back, neck, jaw, or stomach •Breathlessness •Dizziness This information is provided by the H.E.E.L. Program. Health Education through Extension Leadership (H.E.E.L.) is a partnership among the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension Program, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and Kentucky School of Public Health.

Emergency If you think that you are having a heart attack…

Call 911 immediately! Do not delay seeking medical care. This information is provided by the H.E.E.L. Program. Health Education through Extension Leadership (H.E.E.L.) is a partnership among the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension Program, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and Kentucky School of Public Health.

Heart and Soul An educational program for reducing your risk of heart disease.

Contact your County Extension Office for more information. This information is provided by the H.E.E.L. Program. Health Education through Extension Leadership (H.E.E.L.) is a partnership among the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension Program, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and Kentucky School of Public Health.

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