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Learn CPR and help someone who suffers a heart attack

Written by Diane Archer

Watch this weird zombie video produced by the Heart and Stroke Association for a fun way to learn CPR, what to do when someone suffers a heart attack. Who knew the undead could teach you something about staying alive?

And, click here to learn about heart health.  Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States, and the risk increases with age. But, you can reduce the likelihood of heart disease by controlling your blood pressure, cholesterol level and blood sugar level; and, by not smoking. To help, Medicare covers nutrition counseling, weight counseling and smoking cessation counseling.

How young is your heart? You can check through a heart age predictor from Framingham Heart Study. And, if you’re a caregiver or want to monitor your own blood pressure, here are ten tips for checking blood pressure at home.

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