The number one killer of women is heart disease - heart disease claims more lives each year than all types of cancers combined.

How healthy is your heart? Take the assessment at My Life Check to evaluate your heart health.

My Life Check was designed by the American Heart Association with the goal of improved health by educating the public on how best to live. These measures have one unique thing in common: any person can make these changes, the steps are not expensive to take and even modest improvements to your health will make a big difference. Start with one or two. This simple, seven step list has been developed to deliver on the hope we all have--to live a long, productive healthy life.

Become an advocate for issues in your community like anti-smoking legislation, increased physical activity in schools and nutrition policy initiatives at

Do you have any heart health tips that have worked for you? Share them with your North Carolina community!