A federal grant is helping Missouri plan ways to reduce the incidence of heart disease for the next decade. Governor Carnahan says Missouri has one of the worst records for heart fatalities in the nation. State health department figures show 174-thousand deaths because of heart disease in 1997, the last year for which figures are available. Carnahan had a mild heart attack in 1987. He says he recovered with little damage and has become an advocate for prevention.
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