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New campaign hopes to prevent heart-related problems

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The Department of Health and Human Services has launched a major initiative to prevent a million heart attacks and strokes.

The effort will focus on getting Americans to quit smoking, control blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and eat healthier. The goal is to prevent 1 million heart events over a five year period.

Walgreens will offer free blood pressure screenings and consultations with a nurse practitioner.

You can find out more about the Million Hearts Campaign by clicking on the highlighted link below.

[Million Hearts Campaign]

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