I know it’s odd to say, but we are sick of being No. 1. We are tired of heart disease being the leading killer of Americans, and seeing too many of our loved ones dying of this and of stroke— the No. 5 cause of death of Americans.
But there is hope. Investing in more medical research and prevention programs will stop more friends and family from suffering from these diseases.
Investing in both National Institutes of Health (NIH) medical research and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) programs is a one-two punch against heart disease and stroke. It represents our best chance at knocking out cardiovascular disease once-and-for-all and finding a much-needed cure.
Our elected leaders need to hear from you.