Million Hearts, a national public-private partnership that works to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017, has created new Spanish-language educational resources to help Latinos take control of their heart health, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A recent CDC study found that 26 percent of Latinos reported having high blood pressure and that 30 percent of Latinos with high blood pressure were not taking their medication. As a result, Million Hearts has created fact sheets, booklets and a website——to help Latinos calculate, monitor and reduce their risk for heart disease. For example, the new educational resources teach how to control hypertension and manage sodium intake, and they encourage individuals to work with their health care team.

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