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Radio Smart Talk for Thursday, February 14:
Heart disease continues to be the number one killer in America. About one-in-four deaths are attributed to heart disease. Some 600,000 die from heart disease every year.
Those statistics should be enough to motivate most people into healthier lifestyles, but there still are far too many Americans who don't eat a healthy diet, maintain a healthy weight, or exercise regularly.
February is American Heart Month and Thursday's Radio Smart Talk will examine the topic of heart health.
Do you take your heart health seriously? What steps have you taken to keep your heart healthy?
Here are the major symptoms of a heart attack, as listed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
1.) Pain or discomfort in the jaw, neck, or back
2.) Feeling weak, light-headed, or faint
3.) Chest pain or discomfort
4.) Pain or discomfort in arms or shoulder
5.) Shortness of breath
More tips about preventing heart disease and how to recognize symptoms of a cardiac event can be found on the American Heart Association website.
Also, Republican State Senator Lloyd Smucker, who represents parts of Lancaster and York Counties, has proposed legislation that would allow undocumented students who came to the United States as children to pay in-state tuition rates at Pennsylvania state-owned or related universities. Sen. Smucker's proposal is part of the Dream Act that would start the children of illegal immigrants on the path toward permanent residency if they attend college or serve in the military.
Smucker will be a guest on Thursday's program.
Larissa Bedrick, communications director for the American Heart Association, talks about how to prevent heart disease.
Republican State Senator Lloyd Smucker discusses his legislation that would allow children of illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at state-owned or -related universities.
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