Bedford focuses on heart healthy living

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MARION, Miss. (WTOK) - Bedford Care Center of Marion kicked started a new program Wednesday. Don't Stop the Beat is designed to focus on heart health.

Officials at Bedford, along with home health agencies and vendors, announced plans to address the issue.

An estimated 84 million Americans currently suffer from some form of cardiovascular disease, according to the American Heart Association.

"Five million Americans are hospitalized for some kind of heart failure each year. So we are focusing on heart healthy," said Eileen Storz, administrator. "We have a great rehabilitation program that has great successful clinical outcomes."

After the program, Bedford residents and visitors were treated to heart healthy refreshments.