A numbers game worth playing

Published: January, 2006

Knowing the numbers for a few key risk factors is good for your heart and overall health.

Between PINs for automated teller machines, Web site passwords, and programmable car locks, you probably don't need any more numbers to remember. Every so often, though, it makes sense to tally up a few that can help you track, and even improve, your health.

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