Serious as a Heart Attack
Taking care of your heart isn't just the right thing to do for your health, it's the right thing to do for your wallet; living with untreated heart problems can cost a lot of money. "Americans suffer 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes each year — a burden that contributes to most of the more than $320 billion in annual health care costs and lost productivity caused by cardiovascular disease," says Barbara Bowman, former director of the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Find out some of the ways untreated or unmanaged heart disease can hurt you financially as well as physically.
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