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External link The Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) Coalition - Saving Limbs and Lives Exit Disclaimer
This coalition is an alliance of leading health organizations, vascular health professional societies, and government agencies that have united to raise public and health professional awareness about lower extremity P.A.D. Its main goal is to improve the prevention, early detection, treatment, and rehabilitation of people with, or at risk for, P.A.D.
External link Diseases and Conditions Index for Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.)
This web page includes useful diagrams that will illustrate the progression of peripheral arterial disease (P.A.D.). PAD occurs when a fatty material called plaque (plak) builds up on the inside walls of the arteries that carry blood from the heart to the head, internal organs, and limbs.
External link Stay in Circulation: Take Steps to Learn About P.A.D. Exit Disclaimer
Did you know that one in every 20 Americans over the age of 50 has peripheral arterial disease, or P.A.D.? It develops when arteries in your legs become clogged with plaque — fatty deposits that limit blood flow to your legs. This web site is the first national awareness campaign to increase public and health care provider awareness of P.A.D. and its association with other cardiovascular diseases.
External link National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Information Center
The NHLBI Health Information Center is available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time, to accept orders for publications and provide information on the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases.
External link The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) provides leadership for a national program in diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lung, and blood; blood resources; and sleep disorders. Since October 1997, the NHLBI has also had administrative responsibility for the NIH Woman's Health Initiative.
External link CDC State Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program
In 1998, the U.S. Congress provided funding for CDC to initiate a national, state-based heart disease and stroke prevention program with funding for eight states. Currently, 32 states and the District of Columbia are funded, 21 as capacity building programs and 12 as basic implementation programs.
External link MyPyramid.gov
This is a very new tool where people could go and find all the information they need to make healthy and smart choices for eating, tips to add physical activity to their lives, and create a plan to live by. MyPyramid's central message is "Steps to a Healthier You." MyPyramid replaces the Food Guide Pyramid introduced in 1992, and is part of an overall food guidance system that emphasizes the need for a more individualized approach to improving diet and lifestyle.
External link 5 A Day
5 A Day for Better Health is a national program and partnership that seeks to increase the number of daily servings of fruits and vegetables Americans eat to five or more.
External link Stroke Information for African American Women
The National Women's Health Information Center provides Stroke Disease information for African American women, as well as links to guides, brochures and fact sheets about the disease.
External link National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Stroke Information Page
This site contains a detailed description of strokes, treatment options, prognosis information, current research efforts, organizations, and publications.
External link National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute's Minority Population Gateway
The Gateway provides quick, easy access to information and resources in four key areas: cardiovascular health, asthma, sleep and minority populations.



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