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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — February is Heart Health Month and doctors want to make sure your heart is healthy.

Heart disease is the leading killer for Americans. We spoke with Dr. Arshad Yousef, a cardiothoracic surgeon with Coliseum Medical Center. He says people should eat a heart-healthy diet that’s low in carbs and fat. Eating fruits, vegetables, and proteins like chicken and fish are important too.

Dr. Yousef also says exercising is important, and there are safe ways to do it at home.

“You can do yoga, you can do Pilates if you have a stationary bike you can use that if you have a treadmill you can run on it, or just walking in your neighborhood,” said Dr. Yousef.

What else you can do to keep your heart healthy

  • Visit a doctor regularly to check on things like
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Since March, they have been committed to bringing the comedy club experience to fans around the world at home. Their large-scale virtual live-streamed comedy shows have included performances from  Maria Bamford, Kevin Nealon, Margaret Cho, Sarah Silverman, Sarah Cooper, and Patton Oswalt.  

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Tarloski said the idea for the group was born early in the coronavirus pandemic from discussions within county government of how people can obtain masks. She said she created the Masks 4 MontcoPA Facebook group, but its growth has been largely spurred organically and through collaboration.

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Both players were laughing. For a few moments, the carefree vibe of baseball was apparent.

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