The incidence of heart disease and strokes is increasing in the U.S. and there is a new initiative to try and combat the two killers.  Aside from the obvious advice of not using tobacco, lifestyle changes can include improving your diet.  A heart health fair is planned for later this month in Alton that will help you look at making those lifestyle changes.

It's being hosted by State Representative Dan Beiser (D-Alton), Well Care Health Plans and the American Heart Association.  Beiser says it will be held at the Alton Salvation Army on Alby Street on February 27.

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According to recent statistics, heart disease and stroke are the first and fourth leading causes of death in the United States, making cardiovascular disease responsible for one out of every three deaths in the country.  If you would like to learn more about the event, call 465-5900.


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