As the incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) continues to rise globally, public health agencies have increased their efforts to find scalable, feasible, and effective interventions to prevent their onset. In the United States alone, over 117 million adults suffer from one or more NCDs.
America’s obesity crisis is well-documented, as well its impact on the overall health of the nation through an increase in hypertension, diabetes, cancer, heart disease and stroke.
After suffering a heart attack, Antoinette Stratton, 65, from Citrus Heights, CA, was determined to reduce her risk so it would never happen again. Here are the lessons she learned along the way.