Oakwood Dental Arts of Monmouth County shines light on Million Hearts health initiative
May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month.
The Freehold office of Oakwood Dental Arts is highlighting the importance of Million Hearts, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017.
The program was launched in 2012 with the American Dental Association (ADA) as one of dozens of organizational supporters.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 3 U.S. adults — about 67 million people — have high blood pressure, but only about half have the condition under control.
The Million Hearts initiative emphasizes high blood pressure control as one of the basic defenses against heart attack and stroke.
More information on the Million Hearts initiative is at millionhearts.hhs.gov. Information about high blood pressure is available on the CDC’s website, cdc.gov.
ABOUT OAKWOOD DENTAL ARTS
Oakwood Dental Arts is a full-serve practice featuring seasoned dentists with a wide range of expertise, from general practice and cosmetic procedures to oral surgery, dental implants, dentures and emergency dental care.
Backed by a team of general dentists, periodontists, orthodontists, oral surgeons and endodontists, Oakwood Dental Arts is conveniently located in Freehold Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey (732-414-2683), with additional offices in the Staten Island, New York, communities of Oakwood Heights (718-979-2121) and Tottenville (718-356-9800).