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American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

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Nicotine Anonymous

Nicotine Anonymous is a Non-Profit 12 Step Fellowship of men and women helping each other live nicotine-free lives. The primary purpose of Nicotine Anonymous is to help all those who would like to cease using tobacco and nicotine products in any form.

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LifeHeart.com

LifeHeart.com is designed with the patient in mind, providing you with reliable, helpful information about how your heart works when it’s healthy, how heart disease develops, who’s at risk, treatment options, prevention strategies, help for caregivers and family members, and how to best improve your quality of life despite your condition.

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Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC)

FNIC’s web site provides a directory to credible, accurate, and practical resources for consumers, nutrition and health professionals, educators and government personnel. Visitors can find printable format educational materials, government reports, research papers and more.

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WomenHeart

WomenHeart: the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease is the only national patient-centered organization that provides support, education and advocacy for women living with heart disease. Through their coalition of national organizations and community-based support networks, they offer comprehensive services to women with heart disease and empower all women to take charge of their heart health

DASH Diet Eating PlanThe DASH diet is recommended by physicians for people with hypertension (high blood pressure) or prehypertension. The DASH diet eating plan has been proven to lower blood pressure in studies sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension). In addition to being a low salt (or low sodium) plan, the DASH diet provides additional benefits to reduce blood pressure. It is based on an eating plan rich in fruits and vegetables, and low-fat or non-fat dairy. The full DASH diet plan is shown below. The DASH diet is a healthy plan, designed for the whole family. New research continues to show additional health benefits of the plan.

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