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Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program

In Wisconsin, heart disease is the number one cause of death, and stroke is the number three cause of death. These two diseases are cardiovascular diseases, which also include high blood pressure. Much of the health and economic burden of cardiovascular disease can be prevented and controlled through increased physical activity, maintaining a healthy body weight and eating a healthy diet. The Wisconsin Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program works to alleviate the burden of cardiovascular disease in the state.


Learn to spot a stroke FAST with this new 12 signs of Stroke video from the DPH Chronic Disease Prevention Unit. Read more about stroke warning signs at Wisconsin Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Program or the American Stroke Association. (exit DHS) 


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Featured Video from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

Salt Matters: Preserving Choice, Protecting Health
The vast majority of Americans consume too much sodium each day, often more than twice the recommended limit for most adults. Check out this video, Salt Matters, to learn the staggering facts about the sodium in our food: where it comes from, how it affects our health, and what we can do about it.

The video, which features interviews with leading health experts, is available in three versions of varying length:

We hope you will share Salt Matters with friends and colleagues concerned about salt and its impact on the health of all Americans. For more information, please visit the CDC web page about salt (Exit DHS).

Last Revised: March 12, 2014