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American Heart Association Ranks America's Most Heart Friendly Cities for Women
Date:5/19/2008

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About the American Heart Association

Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association today is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke. These diseases, America's No. 1 and No. 3 killers, and all other cardiovascular diseases claim nearly 870,000 lives a year. In fiscal year 2006-07 the association invested more than $554 million in research, professional and public education, advocacy and community service programs to help all Americans live longer, healthier lives. To learn more, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit americanheart.org.About Sperling's BestPlacesFor nearly 20 years, Bert Sperling has been helping people find their own "Best Place." As the foremost creator of these studies, his work appears in national media nearly every month. His firm, Sperling's BestPlaces, puts facts about cities and living in the hands of the public, so they can make better decisions about best places to live, work, retire, play or relocate.

About the Study Methodology

The research analyzed 22 factors for each location in the following categories:

-- Risk indicators - factors that may lead to heart disease (predictive)

-- Health status - metrics that indicate the current state of heart health

(present day)

-- Heart disease statistics - measurement of heart disease in the

population (mortality)

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