CDC: U.S. has more work to do to reach Million Hearts goal

05/30/2014 | HealthDay News

CDC officials say the U.S. needs do a better job reducing cardiovascular risk factors to meet the 2016 Million Hearts program goal of preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes. Data so far show a small decrease in salt use, no significant change in aspirin use to prevent a second heart attack or stroke, some increases in prescriptions to control blood pressure and cholesterol, and a small hike in the number of people told by providers to quit smoking.

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