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Dr. Rodney Powell Offers Tips to Combat Heart Disease

FORT WALTON BEACH, Florida – February 16, 2015— In the U.S., one in four deaths are a result of Heart Disease. It is the leading cause of death in both men and women. White-Wilson Medical Center cardiologist, Dr. Rodney Powell sees the impact of Heart Disease on the local community daily and offers these four tips for combating the disease:

1. Get active – Even if you are limited by time or physical ability, everyone should strive for 20 minutes of physical activity per day. Something as simple as a brisk daily walk can help ensure a healthy heart.

2. Set dietary limits – Restricting your sodium, fat and cholesterol intake will help keep your heart happy and arteries clear.

3. Know that you are at risk – Everyone is at risk for heart disease and should work with their physician to monitor or control risk factors like blood pressure, cholesterol and weight.

4. Stop smoking – There are a variety of ways to quit and stop the life threatening effects of tobacco. Seek help and talk with your doctor to determine what options are best for you.

“With one in four people dying from heart disease, it is important that we focus on preventing heart disease this month and all year long,” says Dr. Powell.

For more information about Dr. Powell and the White-Wilson Cardiology Department, visit white-wilson.com. Dr. Powell is accepting new patients, to schedule an appointment call 850.863.6934.

About the White-Wilson Medical Center:
White-Wilson Medical Center is one of the largest multi-specialty physician groups on Florida's Emerald Coast. With over 75 providers, more than 20 different specialties, and multiple locations throughout Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Niceville and Navarre, White-Wilson provides a range of health care services to fit most needs. White-Wilson employs state-of-the-art technology, coupled with skilled and experienced providers, friendly and caring staff and the convenience of "one-stop" shopping. Visit www.white-wilson.com for a list of specialties and services. 


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