February 1, 2017

Each year, heart disease accounts for more than 15,000 deaths in Missouri making it the leading cause of death in the state.

The term heart disease includes several more specific heart conditions (see chart below).

Heart Health Chart

You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease.

Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease.

To lower your risk:

  • Watch your weight
  • Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke
  • If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation
  • Get active and eat healthy
  • Control your cholesterol and blood pressure

Visit the Adair County Health Department

  • Get a free and  accurate blood pressure reading
  • Use our lab service to get your cholesterol levels

Click the following links for more information on our free vital signs service  and low-cost lab service.

You can also visit the American Heart Association website for more information on Heart Health.