Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of South Dakotans, with more than 1,800 deaths annually. And since tobacco use is the No. 1 risk factor for developing heart disease in young men and women, the American Heart Association is supportive of a variety of policies to keep our youth from getting hooked on tobacco such as Tobacco 21.
In 2017, it is estimated that 12,820 new cases of cervical cancer were diagnosed in the United States and 4,210 died of this disease.1 But did you know that cervical cancer can be prevented? With regular screening tests, appropriate follow-up care, and a vaccine to prevent infection, cervical cancer is highly preventable. It also can be cured when found early and treated.