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Campaign to Combat Heart Disease.
—The American Heart Association, Inc., is initiating a nationwide program of public education and information on diseases of the heart, which will call for emphasis on educational work with schools, parent-teachers' associations and other groups concerned with children because of the importance of rheumatic fever and heart disease.The program will have as its prime purpose the dissemination of educational information to the public in a broad effort to retard the rapid increase of heart disease throughout the nation. Fatalities ascribed to diseases of the heart are greater than the total of the next five leading causes of death, i e.: cancer, accidental deaths, nephritis, pneumonia and tuberculosis. It is essential, therefore, that the public know more about the significance of blood pressure, infections, overweight, rheumatic fever and other factors which contribute to various types of heart disease.It is estimated that there are more
News and Comment. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1946;78(6):770. doi:10.1001/archinte.1946.00220060143007