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Title:An Ounce of Prevention: A Guide to Heart Health
Alt. Title:Más Vale Prevenir: Que Lamentar
Pub. date: 1999
Includes: Color photonovela (illustrations plus dialogue)
Audience: Adults, Hispanic
Language: Spanish, English (electronic version only)
Description:Colorful cartoon-style storybook (photonovela) that shows how the fictional Ramirez family makes healthful lifestyle changes. Features five brief stories on how to prevent heart disease with an emphasis on cholesterol, high blood pressure, exercise, weight control, and smoking. Each story includes a workbook segment where readers pledge to improve their heart health and can chart their progress.
Funding Source: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Developer: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Length: 24 pages
Use Restrictions: May copy for educational purposes.
Reviewers Comments: Some undefined technical terms (i.e., saturated fat). Includes interactive elements (places to write in information, questions, etc.). Summarizes photonovela sections (tips/action steps). Specifically designed for the target audience.
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PDF file in English (1.5 MB):
PDF file in Spanish (1.9 MB):
Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Health Information Center
    Mail: P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20824-0105
    Phone: (301) 592-8573
    Fax: (301) 592-8563
    Ordering: TTY: (240) 629-3255. Web site:
    Order URL:
    Cost: 0.00 per item
    Avail. in Qty: No
    Bulkrate:Only the Spanish version is available in print. Limit 10 items per customer.

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