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Heart disease affects one in three Americans–but you can beat those odds

Did you know that only 15 percent of overall heart disease is hereditary? Turn that stat on its head and see that the average person has 85 percent of control over their heart disease outcome. In this podcast, Courtney Baechler shares some simple ways you can beat the odds of heart disease through a holistic approach.

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