Betty Udesen, MCT
August 3, 2006
Studies by the Centers for Disease Control have shown where one lives may have an effect on heart health. Certain regions, particularly in the Southeast have a higher risk for heart disease, where as states in the West and the Northeast have lower risk of developing heart disease. Factors such as transportation, housing, and access to services are all identified by the CDC as factors in the study. Most people don't readily associate geography with heart health, but the CDC is taking intiative to improve America's health and prevent heart failure.