Cardiovascular disease accounts for more than 20,000 deaths each year in Georgia. Although higher than the national average, Georgia is making progress in the fight against heart disease.
Blog: Heart disease
The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is paving the way for Georgians to live with healthier hearts.
The South Health District recently hosted its Heart Health Expo – an annual event coordinated with Dasher Memorial Heart Center at South Georgia Medical Center and 100 Black Men of Valdosta, Inc.
This upcoming Saturday marks the last day of American Heart Month this February.
When expecting a child, most parents have one simple wish – to deliver a beautiful, healthy newborn baby.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the single leading clinical cause of death in Georgia, accounting for more than 20,000 deaths a year, or about 1 in 5 deaths overall. A significant proportion of these deaths are premature and preventable.
Sheritta Frazier could have had a heart attack or a stroke. Her blood pressure was so out of control that it turned into a medical emergency one day in 2002.
If the U.S.’s stroke belt was an actual belt, then Georgia would sit squarely on the buckle. The state has the ninth-highest stroke death rate in the nation and nearly 3,800 Georgians died from a stroke in 2008 alone.
Originally published Feb. 6, 2012