AMERICAN HEART MONTH
(House of Representatives - February 14, 2013)

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                          AMERICAN HEART MONTH

  (Mr. PAULSEN asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. PAULSEN. Mr. Speaker, February marks National Heart Month, which 
reminds all Americans to take control of their cardiovascular health. 
Each year, 700,000 Americans suffer a heart attack, and approximately 
600,000 die from causes related to heart disease. Nearly everyone knows 
a family member, a colleague, or a friend who has experienced the 
devastating effects of this disease firsthand.
  While heart disease is currently the leading cause of death among men 
and women, we can all take steps to prevent this disease and promote 
overall heart health.
  One example of community action is the great work of the Plymouth 
Rotary Club and Allina hospitals and clinics in Minnesota. They've 
teamed up together to start a new project called Heart Safe Plymouth, a 
plan that promotes education and training on the emergency treatment of 
sudden cardiac arrest.
  I encourage all Americans to follow their example of involvement and 
action. Let's use American Heart Month as an opportunity to learn more 
about heart disease and prevention so that we can all live longer and 
healthier lives.

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