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January 31, 2013

Third annual Meridian Heart Ball set for Feb. 16

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MERIDIAN —

Heart Health Statistics

    • Stroke is the number four killer of all Americans. It and heart disease, the number one killer, claim more than 870,000 lives a year.

    • Heart disease is the number one killer of women, taking the life of one in three women every year.

    • The American Heart Association is currently investing more than $1.6 million in research in Mississippi.

    • African Americans are at significant increased risk for heart disease and stroke.

Source: American Heart Association

 

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