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2018—This Year's Focus

Younger adults are at risk. National trends show heart disease death rates are declining more slowly than they have in the past, especially among adults ages 35 to 64. In many communities across the U.S., death rates are actually increasing among adults in this age group. Not only are more younger adults dying of heart disease, but their rates of risk factors—such as physical inactivity, tobacco use, and hypertension—are also increasing.

You can help younger adults take control. For American Heart Month, join the CDC Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and Million Hearts® in letting younger adults know they are not immune to heart disease, but that they can reduce their risk—at any age—through lifestyle changes and by managing medical conditions.

Use the messages and resources below on your communications channels throughout February and beyond to empower younger adults to take control of their heart health.

Source: Million Hearts

It is quality rather than quantity that matters.

– Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Roman Stoic Philosopher, 4BC–65AD

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