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Date:9/2/2008

er -- due to factors such as diabetes, physical inactivity and obesity. In fact, 20 percent of Hispanics in America have hypertension, 8.3 percent have heart disease, and 5.9 percent have coronary heart disease.

Certain health conditions are genetically passed from one family member to another, but healthy habits can also be passed from generation to generation. So, as part of Hispanic Heritage Month, take steps to adopt a heart-healthy lifestyle -- to help ensure that your heritage continues.

Go Red Corazon can help women and their families take charge of their heart health. For free information about Hispanics and heart disease risk factors, prevention tips, a heart-health guide and free recipes, visit http://www.goredcorazon.org or call 1-888-MY-HEART (1-888-694-3278).

About Go Red For Women

Since 2004, Go Red For Women has captured the energy, passion and intelligence of women to work collectively to wipe out heart disease -- the No. 1 killer of women. We want millions of women across America to take heart disease personally. Go Red For Women engages women and the men who love them to embrace the cause. Healthcare providers, celebrities and politicians also elevate the cause and spread the word about women and heart disease. For more information about Go Red For Women, please call 1-888-MY-HEART (1-888-694-3278) or visit GoRedForWomen.org. The movement is nationally sponsored by Macy's and Merck & Co., Inc.

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 educat
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