Are you one of the 38% of Americans at risk for heart disease? Watch Dr. Nieca Goldberg as she cracks down on heart disease through the launch of her first national Healthy Heart Challenge. Watch the LIVE CHAT that took place on February 2 at 3PM EST and get on the road to a happier, healthier you.
Heart disease is still the number one killer in the United States, more than all cancers combined, resulting in 2,200 deaths a day. Thirty-eight percent of adults score in the ‘poor’ range for at least three out of seven risk factors. Americans are more obese and spending more money than ever before on treatment of cardiovascular disease, according to the AHA’s 2012 “Heart Disease and Stroke Statistical Survey.”
You can take control of your heart health and get started on the road to a happier and healthier you. “Through education, community, and action, we can improve our own quality of life and the quality of life for our family, friends, and neighbors. I began my Healthy Heart Challenge to bring support and initiative to a largely preventable issue plaguing our country,” says Dr. Goldberg.
Improving your heart health can seem like a difficult goal, but by making simple lifestyle changes you can decrease risk factors by up to 80 percent. You’ll look better, feel better and live longer. We’ll help!
About Dr. Goldberg
Dr. Nieca Goldberg is the Medical Director of the Joan H. Tisch Center for Women’s Health at NYU Langone Medical Center. A prominent cardiologist and nationally recognized pioneer in women’s heart health, her first book, Women are not Small Men, changed the national dialog about how women are treated and studied in medicine. In addition to her positions as Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine, Medical Director of the NYU Women’s Heart Program, and the Co-Medical Director of the 92nd Street Y’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Center, she is also a national spokesperson for the American Heart Association’s “Go Red” campaign – an association where she has volunteered for more than 15 years and served as a board member in New York City.
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