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Family history and heart disease

Learn what effect your family history could have on your heart and your children’s hearts during Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital’s “Know Your Heart–What’s in Your Family Tree?’’ seminar from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6 at the hospital, 1930 E. Thomas Road.

Genetics are a strong indicator of your risk for heart disease. During this free seminar, you will find out how changing your behavior, lifestyle and environment can help you stay heart-healthy. There will be a question-and- answer session with cardiologist Sheena Prakash.

To register, go to or call 844-563-6109.

As part of Heart Month, Abrazo Community Health Network will present “28 Days of Heart Smarts” to help people understand and manage the risks associated with the disease. From Feb. 1-28, Abrazo will share daily Heart Smarts tips—from the best foods to eat to exercise, medication adherence and more via email and social media. To sign up, visit

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