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AstraZeneca, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and LULAC Join Forces to Promote Needed Heart Health Education in Hispanic Communities
Date:5/20/2009

thero is the leading cause of coronary heart disease (CHD), which affects more than 1.2 million Americans and is the No. 1 killer in the U.S.(4) Approximately 785,000 Americans will have their first heart attack in 2009 and about every minute someone will die from a coronary event.(3) Athero is also a leading cause of stroke, which affects nearly 800,000 Americans each year.(3) Together, CHD and stroke kill more Americans every year than all cancers combined.

About JUNTOS CONTRA LA ATERO

JUNTOS CONTRA LA ATERO is a campaign sponsored by AstraZeneca to increase our nation's awareness of athero with hopes that all Americans will take steps to take care of their arteries. Through education and information, JUNTOS CONTRA LA ATERO supports people in becoming advocates for their own health and for the health of others. To join the JUNTOS CONTRA LA ATERO effort, please visit www.LaAtero.com.

About the National Alliance for Hispanic Health The National Alliance for Hispanic Health is the nation's foremost source of information and trusted advocate for the health of Hispanics in the United States. The Alliance represents thousands of Hispanic health providers across the nation providing services to more than 15 million each year, making a daily difference in the lives of Hispanic communities and families. For more information, visit www.hispanichealth.org or call the Alliance's Su Familia National Hispanic Family Health Helpline at 1-866-783-2645.

About LULAC

The League of United Latin American Citizens advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health, housing and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 700 LULAC councils nationwide.

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