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March 13, 2013

Start early to prevent heart disease

Early detection, prevention especially important if family history present

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• Incorporate aerobic exercise and strength training into your daily routine.

• Know and track your cholesterol and blood pressure numbers.

• Lose any excess weight.

• Control any health conditions that increase heart disease risk, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.

You don’t have to inherit heart disease if you take steps to ensure a healthy heart.

About the author

Johnita Darton, M.D. is a board certified internal medicine physician at Weatherford Medical Associates and is a member of the medical staff at Weatherford Regional Medical Center. Dr. Darton provides wellness check ups and helps manage chronic diseases and conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, allergies, the flu and minor injuries. To schedule an appointment visit www.WeatherfordMedicalAssociates.com or call 817-341-7670.

Remember that this information is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor, but rather to increase awareness and help equip patients with information to facilitate conversations with their physician.

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