Contributed by Brandi Fitch
As February is American Heart Month, several free heart-healthy programs are offered to community members in Franklin County. Why should you consider programs that focus on heart health? According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), about 647,000 Americans die from heart disease every year, which is equivalent to 1 in every 4 deaths. It is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States.