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Proof Prevention Saves Lives 30% The amount of preventable heart disease deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The good news is that premature deaths that could have been avoided declined from 2010 to 2014 for 3 of the 5 causes of death–cancer, stroke and heart disease. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. News Release. Taking Aspirin Daily Pays Off $692 billion The amount of money the United States would save through wider use of daily aspirin, according to a study from the University of Southern California. Researchers also found that taking low-dose aspirin every day could prevent 11 cases of heart disease and four cases of cancer for every 1,000 Americans ages 51 to 79. Source: University of Southern California. News release. Serving up Better Health 50% The decreased risk of dying from any cause in people who played racquet sports such as badminton, squash and tennis. Swimming, aerobics and bicycling were also associated with lower risks of death. STEMI Patients and Cancer 1 in 10 The number of patients who come to the hospital with ST-elevation myocardial infarction who have a history of cancer. These patients have a three times higher risk of noncardiac death, but do not have a higher cardiac death rate. Source: Mayo Clinic. News Release. ACC.org/CSWN CardioSource WorldNews 7