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Preventing heart disease and stroke

Did you know heart attacks and strokes, or brain attacks, are the biggest threats to your health? Both are deadly, yet both are very preventable. Our heart and stroke specialists have prepared this information to help you understand how to live a healthy lifestyle to prevent heart disease and strokes, our nation’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers.

We hope you will take a little time to learn about how to reduce your risk for heart disease and stroke and to know the warning signs. You can save not only your life but the lives of your loved ones. Learn More 

Are you at risk for a heart attack?

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and Norton Heart Care.

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in America. Knowing your numbers is an important part of keeping your heart healthy. Knowing your cholesterol level, blood pressure and body mass index can help you and your physician determine your risks and note the progress you are making toward a healthier heart.

Norton Heart Care is pleased to be a sponsor of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement.


  • Fill half your plate with veggies and fruits.
  • Add lean protein, like chicken, pork, beans or tofu.
  • Include whole grains, which provide more fiber than refined grains.
  • Don't forget the dairy – a glass of milk or some low-fat cheese.
  • Avoid extra fat, like gravy and sauces.
  • Eat slowly and savor your food.
  • Use a smaller plate to help with portion control.
  • Satisfy your sweet tooth with fruit; try a parfait with berries and yogurt or a baked apple with cinnamon.

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The first of its kind in the region, Marshall Women’s Health & Education Center was created to empower women to take charge
of their health. Located at Norton Women's and Kosair Children's Hospital, the center provides personalized support for women of all ages through information, education, navigation and physician referrals.
For a list of free classes at Marshall Women’s Health & Education Center, call (502) 629-1234.

Marshall Women’s Health & Education Center is funded by the Norton Healthcare Foundation and the Marshall Family Foundation.


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