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For Immediate Release:
February 01, 2018
Media Contact:
Tania Leets


Jackson Health System Celebrates National Heart Disease Awareness Month

Miami, FL -- February is American Heart Month and Jackson Health System can help you make sure you are following a heart-healthy lifestyle.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Every minute, an American dies from complications of heart disease-related event and every 40 seconds, someone has a heart attack, according to the CDC. 

You have the power to prevent or reduce your risk of heart disease by following these important steps:

  • Stop smoking
  • Exercise regularly
  • Eat a well-balanced diet
  • Lower your cholesterol and blood pressure
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • See your doctor for regular check-ups

Jackson will be using the hashtag #HeartsofJackson in a digital campaign to promote awareness through expert articles, heart tips, patient testimonials and community outreach during the month of February.

Jackson provides a full range of cardiology services throughout Miami-Dade County, with a special emphasis on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart and vascular disease, including rehabilitation and research.

Doctors also specialize in treating patients with heart failure and the Miami Transplant Institute at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center has the best outcomes in the nation for heart transplants. Jackson physicians, along with our academic affiliates at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, are nationally recognized as leaders in preventative, diagnostic, and interventional cardiology.

For more information, visit or to make an appointment with a Jackson physician, call 305-585-4JMG.

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Jackson Health System
1611 N.W. 12th Avenue Miami, FL 33136