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Half of heart disease deaths could be prevented

Posted June 30, 2015, 4:33 pm Patrick J. Skerrett, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Health Publications Heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases kill nearly three-quarters of a million Americans each year. They are the leading cause of death, accounting for nearly 30% of all deaths in the United States. But according to a new study published online yesterday in the Annals of Internal Medicine , many of these deaths can be prevented. …

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